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Old 03-08-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default Where does the 4l60e tranny temp sensor go?

I've seen many post about the engine gauges/senders but not for the auto transmission. If you have pics please post.
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The 4L60E has an internal trans temp sensor but a regular gauge can be used if you "T" into the trans cooler line running to the cooler
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The 4L60E has an internal trans temp sensor but a regular gauge can be used if you "T" into the trans cooler line running to the cooler
How would you "T" in the sensor, do you have any pics?

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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Theres some pics of the T setup I made in this thread, but after talking to some people they said the most accurate reading is if the sensor is in the pan so now I am thinking of putting it in the pan.
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=438013
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when i put temp gauges on transmissions, i usually drill a hole in the side of the pan and stick it in there..
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Just remove the 1/8" NPT plug located on the driver's side of the trans. It is easily removed and is used as a test port for pressure, this is where I tapped into for my Trans Temp Gauge.
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I used the pressure line to the cooler for one reason, I really was interested in knowing what the fluid temp was before it got to the cooler. The sensor in the pan is a good setup and will read well, but I guess the bottom line is.....anyplace is better than nothing. I relied on the reading as just an "indicator" anyway...sort of a relative temp comparison, once I knew where it normally ran, I knew when the fluid was getting too hot......or too cold.
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When I put the sender in the port on the side of the trans I never got a reading, it seemed like the fluid was always below 100 degrees, no mater how hard I drove the car.
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When I put the sender in the port on the side of the trans I never got a reading, it seemed like the fluid was always below 100 degrees, no mater how hard I drove the car.
This is the port I will use, however it seems like using the pressure line to the cooler might be best as OscarWill said.

What should the normal temp be while in stop and go traffic?
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When I put the sender in the port on the side of the trans I never got a reading, it seemed like the fluid was always below 100 degrees, no mater how hard I drove the car.
Using my HPTuners scanner, the ECM was reporting exactly what my gauge was reading. In traffic I see about 120-140 temps, this is with a 3000 stall and a B&M cooler. It works fine, you just need a gauge that reads 100 degree at least. Ideally where you want the temp sensor at is at the output line of the trans, this is the truest reading of how hot the trans is.
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Dave, at Rock-on Transmission, told me to put the temperature sensor in the cooler line coming out of the convertor, b/c that is where the hottest fluid would be. He said you cut about and 1" or 1.5" out of the line and you put a "T" in and obviously the part of the T sticking out would be tapped for an 1/8" npt sensor.
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We drilled and tapped the trans pan for the temp sensor..
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I saw mostly 150-180 degree temps. I think that's ok. I saw over 200 degrees once pulling the infamous "Baker Grade" to Las Vegas.
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