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Old January 19th, 2019, 03:30 PM
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Default Transmission fluid temperature monitoring

2011 F250 6.2l gas.

I am aware of the factory transmission temperature gauge basically being a "Dummy Gauge" only moving when your already in the 220 range. Obviously I would like to accurately monitor the temperature when towing heavy.

I have read that the sensor itself is precise to the point of 1/10th of a degree, but the gauge itself is basically worthless.

I would like to avoid installing a bung in the pan for another sensor, Id rather use the factory sensor to take the reading. That being said I'd like to purchase an obd2 monitoring system. I've installed gauges and senders in other vehicles and I really don't care to go through the trouble when I could just plug something into the obd2 reader instead.

One common thing I keep seeing is that folks buy an obd2 gauge and everything works fine EXCEPT for the transmission fluid temperature...

has anyone here had any luck with a simple obd2 gauge that works for TFT?

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It looks like a Scangauge 2 will work.

https://www.scangauge.com/products/scangauge-ii/

Your truck uses the CANSF protocol and there is a X-Gauge for transmission fluid temperature.

https://www.scangauge.com/xgauge/for...d-temperature/

2003 F-150 XL RCSB 2wd 4.2 5 speed 3.55 LS
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You know there is a temp gauge in the info center. it tells you oil and transmission.
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I've scrolled through the menu (in the gauge cluster) several times and haven't seen it. Is there some way to change the displays? I have an XLT, I know some models came with a touch screen full display where the stereo is, but mine is just the regular stereo system.
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Go to gauge mode. Its on the center above the steering column. To use the buttons on the steering wheel and scroll through the menu.
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ill give it a shot tomorrow, thanks.
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It's the top line in the info screen.
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It's the top line in the info screen.
from what I can tell there are two style of gauge cluster. One that you are referring to has an LCD display, mine is slightly smaller and has the granularity of your average digital alarm clock. has far fewer features as well.

some folks have swapped the two styles but it seems to require some programming changes to make it work. probably more time and money than I'm willing to put in.
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You have a XL truck?


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