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Old 04-08-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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for both my 96 ssei and 95 sse
EDIT....95 SSE gauges don't work for the temp/oil pressure/and volts

EDIT....95 SSE gauges don't work for the temp/oil pressure/and volts

they both doing the same thing for the most part

like this morning drove my wifes car to work (25 minute drive) and when I parked and checked the fluids and such; noticed that the coolant res tank level went to the hot line, and the upper hose was pressurized and warm, the lower hose was pressurized and hardly warm kinda cold feeling.

oh, I had the heat blasting the whole way, didn't want it to overheat

so question is...is this normal?

I'm just paranoid right now with all the problems lately

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What does your temp gauge read?
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well my 95 SSE has no way of telling the temp because the 3 right gauges don't work right.

but when I was driving my 96 SSEi when it did this it was running at like 205 when I got to work
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Yes..the hose leaving the radiator should be cooler.
but what if the lower hose is cool?
and the radiator cap itself is cool also..

after driving 74 mph steady for 20 minutes one way than sat for an hour than 20 minutes back..checked the radiator cap and lower hose both times after shutting off car and both times they both where cool to the touch..not even a littlle hot.

and the lower hose is pressurized as well.

and I loosened the radiator cap a bit after driving and the pressure made cool fluid come out, than warm fluid came out after a second or so.

but man...shouldn't the lower hose get somewhat warm after 20 minutes of driving.

thermostat is new. bought a 'carquest super stat'

help anyone.......

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What does your temp gauge read?
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went to Milwaukee and bought an old cluster from Jesse(blownville)
who bought it from Bill long time ago and never used it.

long story short, i took it aprt..pulled out the right three gauges board..and
installed it into my cluster and.....
WOO HOO!!!

my gauges work again

temp stays at or around 205 running highway speed


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