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Trans temp Light/4X4

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ok, today i drove my truck up to the local ski area and ended up having to throw her in four wheel drive and drive for about half a mile. After sticking it in four wheel i could hear and feel a whining noise. But a little more rough than the usual four wheel whine, and i could really feel it in the floorboards. Afterwords when i started my truck up for work my trans temp light came on and wont go off? i know absolutely nothing about trannies or differentials or really anything in the drive train to be honest. any ideas on whats going on? i checked the fluid and couldnt quite tell cause it was dark and snowing like crazy with no light. but it should have fluid due to the transmission being worked on at the shop recently. so i guess in the end why would it be so rough in 4X4 and why is my tranny temp light stuck on even after sitting for a few hours? Really sorry if this may seem like a dumb post but i figure you guys are here to help so thanks in advance
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In your sig you say you have a trans temp gauge. Where is that gauge's sender at? Is stock sender still in hot line coming out of trans? Sounds like either stock sender has gone bad or if sender has been removed, the stock wiring harness going to sender has rubbed on something and is shorting out. If stock sender is still there, remove plug, solder in a 1000 ohm resistor, tape up plug well and tuck it and zip tie somewhere safe.
 

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i haven got my trans temp gauge wired in yet.. planned on doing it last week but its been really cold and crappy so i haven got to it yet. Had it listed cause i intended on having it in long ago. so its still the stock sender.
 

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Snow getting thrown up from the road could have shorted out the connection to the stock sender.
Install your aftermarket sender where the stocker is then bridge across the wires from the stock sender with a 1000 ohm resistor, no more light.
 

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Fluid is perfect. Probaly just a short from the sounds of it, especially after it sitting all night. I'll have to do some searching and get the trans temp gauge hooked up finally
 

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haven asked what was in the fluid before:confused013: and i guess i dont get where your coming from when you ask me whats in the fluid? im going to check it tomorow when i get off work.
 

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no first time was for the tranny, this time was for the front diff. never hurts to replace the fluid in it anyway. and i say check whats in it so you should be lookin for metal and whatnot. alot of this process is ruling potential problems out and narrowing it down.
 
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