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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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LS swap coolant sensor question

for those that did the LSX swap into their jeeps, what did you do with your wrangler's coolant sensor?

Is there a fitting some have used to install it in the passengerside head?

Did you tap the waterpump?

did you use a LSX sensor on passengerhead head and just swapped pigtails on the harness?

not interested in using autometer gauges, so plan is to use the jeep gauges

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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i used the factory sensors first until my factory cluster kept going out then decided to go full autometer then drilled and tapped passenger side for the sensor. i would still be using factory sensors if my OEM cluster wouldnt have crapped out on me

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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i used the factory sensors first until my factory cluster kept going out then decided to go full autometer then drilled and tapped passenger side for the sensor. i would still be using factory sensors if my OEM cluster wouldnt have crapped out on me
whih factory sensor, the GM ones or the jeep ones? where did you end up installing the jeep sensor if you had used it?
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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i tapped the rear of the passenger head to accommodate the jeep sending unit
first.
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swapping pigtails on the harness will not work. GM and Chrysler have 2 different sender sensors
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swapping pigtails on the harness will not work. GM and Chrysler have 2 different sender sensors
How are they different? Is the GM sensor a digital sensor and not an analog sensor?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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i tapped the rear of the passenger head to accommodate the jeep sending unit
first.
you tapped the plug or you drilled the hole out then retapped it for the much larger sensor?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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correct ... i drilled the existing hole bigger and re-tapped
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i dont remember but i tryed and then researched it only to find out that it wouldnt work because they are different
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How are they different? Is the GM sensor a digital sensor and not an analog sensor?
That would be a great project for ya!!! Use the Google search bar and get back with me soon as you find the answer...

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