Temp Guage Problem

Old 11-09-2009, 07:46 AM
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2004 Chev Silverado 5.3L

The guage reads high. Even on a cold engine. Reads 215

Local Chevy dealer wants to run diag. at the tune of $315.00 Just to tell
me the problem- I don't have that Kind of cash.

Any solution's would be helpfull.

Single owner
62,000 miles
5.3L Auto
18 City / 21 Hwy
Old 11-14-2009, 12:26 AM
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My temp guage only moves to the first line past cold at 180 at 210 it is in the middle of the guage. Is this normal I have checked my sender actually both of them because I replaced the first one before I saw how to check them. On a maybe related issue my 3 amp fuse on the right side of the fuse block keeps blowing 3 amp fuses but doesnt blow a 10 amp, Ive searched and can find no shorts and with it not blowing the 10 amp I dont think there is a short. All my other guages work and read fine even the fuel guage. Do you think the problem is in the guage itself, drawing too much current. I dont get why my fuel reads right and the temp wrong if the fuse size is the issue. Would a new speed cluster fix it?Mike
Old 11-18-2009, 08:28 AM
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Mine does the same thing as D. . I thought the guy before me may have put a different thermostat on it but thats all i got. It still runs fine and ive never noticed a problem from it.
Old 12-13-2009, 04:46 AM
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i just finished reading a thread saying i can get a new cluster that has the traany temp. my current speedo is gone and i found a wreck 03 with a good cluster but i didnt get cuz of the tranny temp guage. my ? is can i get the one on the wreck truck even though i has the tranny guage.
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