Help!!! Temp guage stopped working. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-27-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
austin1869's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 53
Help!!! Temp guage stopped working.

I hooked up off road lights yesterday and in the process screwed something up. My temperature gauge doesn't work now. I thought I unplugged a wire but couldn't find where it plugged in so I went on. It is a Purple wire with a white stripe and a Black wire that come out of the harness and go to a plug. I looked at the wiring diagram in the Chilton and found that a purple wire off the back of the thermostat goes to the temperature sending unit but I can't find anything that tells me where a temperature sending unit might be located. I have searched everywhere and can't find anywhere this wire could possibly plug in. Am I crazy? It could be that I messed something else up and this wire goes to something totally different but I have no idea. any help would be greatly appreciated.

austin1869 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Abomination93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Beaver dam
Posts: 430
the sender for the temp guage is on the back of the head/intake near the fire wall its a single wire sensor.

Abomination93 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
MikeMTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: If only I knew....
Posts: 2,113
Send a message via AIM to MikeMTJ
It's a white little dongle lookin' thing with a wire coming out of it....if that helps at all? Takes a minute or two to replace.
MikeMTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
austin1869's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 53
Ok, sometimes it will work sometimes it won't. I got ready to ride down to the beach the other day and it started working fine. then about half way there it quit. then while I was on the beach it started working again. So I guess it is a random problem. I would assume a loose wire.

I haven't had time this week to mess with it but I changed a sensor the other day that had 2 wires coming out of it on the side of the intake near the back. I will try to look for a sensor with a white wire tomorrow after I get off work.
austin1869 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2010, 04:02 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
austin1869's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 53
Ok, Battery went bad the other day and I had to replace it. Haven't had a problem with the temp guage since. However my oil pressure guage is not working now. Any ideas on trouble shooting?
austin1869 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
toshpate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 19,285
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to toshpate Send a message via Yahoo to toshpate Send a message via Skype™ to toshpate
guages are over rated. only one that works on mine is the tach and battery and the clock..dunno why dont really care..who needs to know how fast you are going or if youare over heating ha ha ha jk
__________________

GOOOOOOOOOO POKES!!!!!!
toshpate is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
s_man692000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kerhonkson,NY
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by toshpate View Post
guages are over rated. only one that works on mine is the tach and battery and the clock..dunno why dont really care..who needs to know how fast you are going or if youare over heating ha ha ha jk

__________________
1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5 5 spd .Painted camo green , 4" Rough Country suspension lift ,32 x 11.50-15 Nankang Mudstar M/T tires on steel stock rims painted black .Home fabbed bumpers with front and rear tow points .Maradyne electric engine fan .
s_man692000 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'95 Odometer Stopped Working drum03 YJ Tech Forum 3 05-19-2010 08:18 AM
temp gauge not working?? Cheech66 TJ Tech Forum 0 04-28-2010 12:47 PM
Temp guage quit working ashevilleyjmike YJ Tech Forum 2 01-29-2010 08:17 PM
Temp Gauge not working.. Covrace YJ Tech Forum 4 05-19-2009 11:36 PM
How do you check to see if the temp guage is working properly????? Sahara97 TJ Tech Forum 4 06-23-2007 04:35 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC