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Old 09-11-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
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Trans temp gauge awakens from hibernation

we bought our Ď95 Dynasty w/c8.3 engine and md 3060 transmission two years ago last May. the coach / components have ~130,000 miles showing.

when I drove it home from Reno -> Silicon Valley (~250 freeway miles) in May of Ď17 the trans temp gauge didnít move off resting ... not one tiny little bit.

due to health issues weíve only put ~1,500 miles on it locally ... trans temp gauge still flat.

last week we cruised it up to Reno for the Reno Balloon Races and it performed flawlessly but still didnít move off resting.

until the drive home ...

and darned if it didnít warm right up (to 175ish) and perform as expected all the way home. just for grins I took it out for a local lap on Monday and it was functioning normally.

any suggestions as to why it was hibernating and suddenly awakened?

the **only** operational thing I did differently this trip was lower / use / raise the jacks.

Iíll climb under, check and clean wiring harnesses / connections over the next few days but any / all experience-based feedback is welcome.

LOVED the balloon event!

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Nice picture of the balloons.
The temp sending unit is on the forward portion of the tranny - it's easy to find, as that is the only thing up forward. Mine wasn't working, I was told where to look and I found the wire disconnected.
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Nice picture of the balloons.
The temp sending unit is on the forward portion of the tranny - it's easy to find, as that is the only thing up forward. Mine wasn't working, I was told where to look and I found the wire disconnected.
great info, thx very much, thatíll be the first place I check!

and thx wrt balloons ... a drive-by iPhone pic but it captured the moment for future look-back.
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