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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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trans guage?

went to hook up the pyro & tranny guage yesterday & there isnt a port for the trans guage that i can find.do i need some sort of manifold to tie into the trans lines?the pyro install went good,used the auto meter c2 guages.had these sitting around for a few months cause i was dreading drilling & tapping the manifold but it was a peice of cake wish i had done it sooner.if anyone has a pic of the trans port or the manifold set up please post.

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pitjeep the pressure port is on the drivers side of the trans right above the pan. You should of got a sending unit with the gauge put it in the port.
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You want the TFT sensor in the COOLER OUT line leading from the trans to the ATF cooler for the most accurate readings of trans operating temps.

You can also get a kit to install a port in the pan and screw it in the get sump temp, but that is generally somewhat cooler than actual operating temp.

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i see a place on drivers side just in front of shifter linkage. it has a taperd looking (plug?)in it with some white stuff in the center.i thought i should be looking for a threaded hole for the sensor or is it where i described above .if so how do you get the tapred looking thinggy out.when i ran the tranny # at the dealer they said it was a rebuilt trans.

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There is NO PLACE on a stock or re-built transmission for you to install a ATF temp sender.

You MUST make a place, either in the outlet line - with a new fitting, or in the pan.

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are there fittings to put it in the outlet line, a t maybe? which one is the outlet line?

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Yes, you need some type of "T" to make this work.

Many of TDG's supporting vendors offer these parts, and can give you specific installation advice.

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While I know it's nowhere near optimum, many people (myself included) use the pressure port which is just above and ahead of the linkage on the driver's side. I know it does not respond very quickly, like when building boost while stalling the torque converter, but it does show gradual changes (like climbing a long hill) just fine.

When I get some "spare" time, I plan to add a T fitting to the cooler line, and monitor both locations. When I do I'll post the results on this forum.

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Install your temp probe in the pressure port. IT is the place to install the probe.
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found it just like your pic i was looking for something bigger thanks a million.
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