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Old 05-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #41
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Also, found this post below, recommending the only way to go is with an NOS 1513130 sender.
An NOS sender, so the Lectriclimited Sensor Model 01513130 is not considered a NOS replacement? I've installed the sensor that was in the car when we purchased it and put that thing in a box of parts. Since it reads much higher then the original one.

Do have information on what it's going to take to remove this temperature gauge? Thought I would look to make sure it's grounded properly also.
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I would test the gauge with a potentiometer first to see if it is bad....Potentiometrs are cheap and will tell you exactly what's going on: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-x-B500-50...0AAOSwPuRcMQ6X

We need to get some more members to give us some comparative resistance readings of their Lectric Limited 01513130 senders, before we can say yours is a good one....The readings for yours look to be on the low side....Which will cause your gauge to read high.
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Do have information on what it's going to take to remove this temperature gauge? Thought I would look to make sure it's grounded properly also.
To remove the gauge the instrument cluster must be removed. Here is a link:https://www.trifive.com/forums/showt...luster+removal

Grounding of the temperature gauge is not an issue. The temperature gauge should have two wires connected to it. A pink wire (which provides +12V power to the gauge) when the ignition switch is on, and a green wire (from the temperature sender in the engine compartment). The green wire provides varying resistances to ground depending on coolant temperature. The ground for the gauge is obtained from the sender being screwed into the engine block, (which must be grounded).

I have included the 1956 wiring diagram. The two temperature gauge wires (pink, and green) are shown just right and below center on the diagram.
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I doubt that a bad ground is the problem in this case...Think about it...A bad or weak ground will cause the gauge to to read lower, not higher.

When you turn on the ignition and take wire off of sender, the temperature gauge should go to empty....A bad or weak ground (open condition) will cause lower readings than normal....Shorting the sender wire causes the gauge to indicate past full.
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I understand the issue here, but having owned my 56 most of my life I do not have this problem. Do I have the correct sender no, mine is a used one from an early 70s Chevy truck. Does it read correct, yes I believe it does, how do I know, the needle tracks with the mechanical SW hanging below dash.
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