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I have disconnected my temperature sensor and install an aftermarket gauge. I read that the sensor sends informaion to the CPU during start up. Does anyone know if this is true. I have new plugs, wires, ect. It is very hard to start, dies after a few seconds and is sluggish when it will idle. Once the engine has a small amount of heat it runs like a champ. Any help?

 

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Ryan

 

1991 4.0L with auto trans.

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I have disconnected my temperature sensor and install an aftermarket gauge. I read that the sensor sends informaion to the CPU during start up. Does anyone know if this is true. I have new plugs, wires, ect. It is very hard to start, dies after a few seconds and is sluggish when it will idle. Once the engine has a small amount of heat it runs like a champ. Any help?

 

Thanks Ryan 1991 4.0L with auto trans.

 

On your 91, the temp sensor on the thermostat housing sends information to the ECU all the time, not just during startup. If you have it disconnected, you'll never get out of open loop. Put the original sensor back in the thermostat housing and hook up the ECU input wire like it was originally. The stock temp gauge sensor is located on the back of the head, left side, near the firewall. You can safely remove this sensor and install your aftermarket gauge in it's place with no ill effects.

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