as i read all water gauges go bad in the impala and the sensor on the front by the water pump is for the pcm. i have a auto-meter gauge ready to install but need to know if i tap into the wire on the RH side of the block will my gauge read??
I don't know where you read that all temp gauges go bad, they are no more prone to failure over an Autometer gauge to be honest, most from what I can gather put one in for better accuracy.
As stated above DO NOT splice off the temp sender on the water pump, leave it alone.
If you aren't going to use the factory gauge just takeout the original sender on the passenger side and put in the new gauge sender. I really don't think that there is any difference in the senders to be honest, pretty sure all manufacturers use the same sender specifics.
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NOOOO i wasnt talking about tapping into the WP sensor i was reffering to the one on the passanger side.
as far as the gauges going bad, ive read countless threads of people saying they have been thru the same issue weather it was the sensor, gauge etc... seems common in these cars to have temp fail.
but as u stated ...
i should unplug the one wire sensor on the passanger side of the block... and replace the new sender there?