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Old 04-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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I am trying to test my coolant temp sensors. My 93 ssei has 2. I think one is for the PCM and the other is for the dash gauge. Which one is which? Are they both the same? Advance lists a coolant temp sensor and a water temp switch, GMPartsDirect lists 2 different sensors (12146312 and 15326386), but I can't find anything indicating which one is for what purpose. My best guess is that the one located closest to the TB is for the PCM. Can somebody set me straight?

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The one under the TB (on my 95) controls when the fans kick on, that should be the pcm. The other is probably the gauge.

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Tranny hesitaion/chuggle/TC slip, whatever you wanna call it. I have been watching the other threads on this. Brand new and recently checked coils, wires, new plugs, injectors, egr (went throught 4 to find a good one), tranny rebuilt less than 30K ago (little over a year), new MAP, new FPR, new fuel pump. Just did the BCA mod, checking the TPS and coolant sensors tonight or tomorrow. I am basically getting noticable slip at 80 mph on cruise pulling a long grade and can see the tach go from about 2600 to 2400 (not sure if this is right but it is anywhere from a 100 to 300 rpm drop). I can also notice slip on a hard start from a standstill winding through 1st and 2nd, not sure if it is related or not. After I do the TPS and coolant sensors checks, I'll probably head over to my tranny tech and bug him. If I find anything, I will post in the pther threads about this. Right now I am leaning towards the two things above, but I also just figured out that my car does not have an additional tranny cooler (DUH, I thought the aux was aftermarket, didn;t realize it was stock), so that is going to be installed real soon.
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Me know nothing bout chuggle...cept it sucks and sucks to figure out. I'd probably lean closer to swapping a pcm. Sorry to say.
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