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Temp Gauge is going Wacko

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vpracer

I have 03 LSV Wakestter with 106 hours. I noticed the past weekend the temp gauge seems to jump from around 150 to 0 back to 150 while running. This happens real quick, it doesn't stay at zero. Just wondering if it could be a sensor or something. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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MoonDawg

Sounds more like a loose connection to me.

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jgouveia3

sounds like typical Malibu gauges to me.

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VinRLX
sounds like typical Malibu gauges to me.

Nope. Going with the loose connection theory. Last spring my engine would sporadically cut out or not start. Replaced a few fuses on aft-starboard side of engine (DD) and removed/replaced canon plug. End of problem. This spring my oil pressure gauge would drop to zero and stay there. Wiggled sender wires and removed/replaced canon plug. End of problem.

Of course, I ski when ambient is sub-zero. :skiing: (Tracie, we need a "Brrrr" emoticon. Maybe while you're recovering??? ;) )

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coldwater-echelon

Just had a similar experiance on my '93 Echelon. I replaced the temperature sender in the thermostat housing and all my problems went away, cost about $15.

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vpracer

Thanks guys, I'll double check connections.

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aneal000

Check the sensor at the motor, iirc it was placed in a spot that was somewhat easy to short to ground via a hose clamp.

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electricjohn

See my reply's to the gas gauge and oil pressure problems. This plug I refer to might be what everybody else refers to as the cannon plug.

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