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Search didn't pull anything up, I've got a 90 5.0 bronco. My guage always stays on the cool part, so I want to hook up a mechanical autometer gauge I have.

The only temp sender I see is on a post coming up near the upper radiator hose. However, I unplug it, and the temp gauge doesn't go down, so I suspect that may be the feed for the computer?

What is the location of the gauge temp sender unit on the 5.0's? Thanks!
 

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Look around the base of the distributor. The dash gauge sender will have a single wire coming off of it.

The sensor you were messing with is the one for the computer.
 

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From my buddy Bill aka subford on another forum:
 

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I wanted a more accurate guage than stock, but hate having a dead guage in the dash, so I mounted the aftermarket sender in the thermostat housing. Not all housings have this port so you may need a different housing or you can drill and tap yours.
 

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Thanks! It was completely hidden by grease...got it replaced and my temp gauge works proper now, so I don't need my autometer gauges
 
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