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Old 02-13-2008
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So on my way home from town tonight I glance up at my OHC and note it says 83*F. I glance back out the window at the snow on the ground that is definitely far from melting. Glance back up at the OHC... nope... not crazy. It says 83*F.

Just great. So either my engine is running way too hot, my OHC is malfunctioning or the temp sensor is shot. Engine didn't seem abnormally warm to the hand when I got home (my thermostat on the gauge cluster doesn't work), so I suspect a problem with the OHC.

Just great. I'll have to make a point to watch the temperature tomorrow as I head into work.
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1) where did you place the temp sensor?

2) did you hook up the VSS wire?

3) is the OHC smoking crack?
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1) where did you place the temp sensor?

2) did you hook up the VSS wire?

3) is the OHC smoking crack?
1) Behind the fender, driver's side headlight... over 8 months ago.

2) Yes, again... over 8 months ago.

3) Hard to say. Started off at 63F this morning, and it was NOT 63 outside. Definitely not the engine overheating.

Been working fine for a long time now up to yesterday.
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almost sounds like something in the electronics is fried... i recently bought a new ohc to replace my old one with broken map lights and it was always showing much warmer than it really was outside. Cant guarantee thats what it is, but i swapped in my old display and its been accurate now
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I have a spare temperature sensor, if you determine that's what caused the problem. However, keep in mind the sensor works the same as a potentiometer. As the temperature rises, so does the resistance on the circuit. Maybe something is causing extra resistance on the temp sensor circuit? Maybe it's getting a ground fault?
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mine does that..i put in an older ohc with newer temp sensor.its always like below zero so i just shut the dern thing off
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I have a spare temperature sensor, if you determine that's what caused the problem. However, keep in mind the sensor works the same as a potentiometer. As the temperature rises, so does the resistance on the circuit. Maybe something is causing extra resistance on the temp sensor circuit? Maybe it's getting a ground fault?
Actually I believe it's the inverse of that, since an open circuit reads -40F. I'm trying to dig up my spare OHC parts (I know they're around here _SOMEWHERE_). If anything it would be a short between the two.
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mine does the same just not as much. mine was reading 44 today.. ha
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Yeah mines about 10 degrees off, I just deal with it lol
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Yeah mines about 10 degrees off, I just deal with it lol
Well I'm up to reading about 130F when it's probably 22F outside. So it's not so easy to just shrug off for me.
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