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Okay, I got the lights to work, but now the oil pressure guage is peaked. I guess I blew it somehow. When I disconnect the wire that goes under the hood, I does not change. If the car is running or if the key is on, always peaked. Am I only stuck with only one option(buy a new one)? Well at least the temp still works. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.

[This message has been edited by shaunchrisc (edited November 22, 2001).]
 

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I followed the wire all the way to the terminal. The wire was okay, and the terminal seemed fine. I thought that too, and checked it. I think I will try to clean the terminal next. Just to be sure, the sender is that thing beneath the passenger valve cover next to the water pump right? I did not install the guage.
 

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Most likely yes to the location question.

Next test would be to make sure the sender is grounded to the engine through the screw threads or some have a second wire to ground.

Maybe someone used teflon tape on the threads to stop a drip and the sender no longer works properly?

Try a grounded wire to the metal body of the sender and see what it reads while idleing.

Obviously use a clamp or clip lead on the wire BE CAREFUL!
 

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Thanks salvage, and Steve, I will check what you said salvage. The guage worked fine four days before. Thanks for the caution, but I have made it a rule to myself to get nowhere near that turbo while the car is running. Maybe I will never burn myself this way...yeah right.
 
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