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Old 11-12-2008, 10:05 AM
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EGT quit working??? Help

So the other day os i was driving home my pyro was reading about 400 deg. Then all of the sudden it dropped to zero. I thought something was wrong with my truck but come to find out it was that the gauge just quit reading. The lightsa and everything still work but it just wont move off of zero. Has anyone had any problems with this.
 
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:08 AM
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Make sure that your probe hasn't come out. Check for broken or loose connections, even the one's on the back of the guage.
 
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:17 AM
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What Jim said, start tracing wires to look for loose connections and/or see if the probe came out. A loose or damaged ground wire can also kill a gauge.
 
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:11 PM
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when you turn the key to on position does you niddle move at all? and pull the gauge out and check the connector on the back of the gauge. if all ok, trace the wire all the way to the probe and check for chafed or pinched wire...
 
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:36 PM
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I chased this same problem for a few days once. Found it was a connection that was wasn't plugged all the way but looked like it.
 
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Mine tried to crap out last week, after worring and looking, finally pulled the gauge out of the pod and all of a sudden, the gauge jumped back to life, tightened up all the connections and thus far, no problems.
 
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Also to what everybody said above, check the wires to them reciever boxes, i got them mounted behind the pedals up against the inner firewall away from the feet, wheres yours mounted???
 
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Ok so i pulled the gauge and checked the connection to the back of it. No probvlem.. I the traced all the wires down to the probe and all seemed good. Does the little box under the dash for the egt have some sort of fuse that could be blown. I was thinking that since i live just 3 miles from TS performance I could runu by there and see if they had a gauge that I could run out to my truck and plug up to see if it was working. Any more ideas??
Thanks for the help
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Not sure. If not a connection then it must be Sensor,,box or gauge. Or a nicked wire somewhere that isn't in a connection. Or a Crummy ground.
 
 
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