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56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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Ernie Baily
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I'm having trouble finding a water temp sending unit that works. I have tested the wire and it is good. I have tested the dash gauge and it shows that it is good when I ground the wire. Also I replaced the dash voltage regulator and that is good. Does anyone know the spec on a replacement temp sending unit?


Thanks, Ernie

Posted on: 8/2 9:33
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Re: 56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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Several have used the Echlin TS6464 available at Napa at a current price of around $18 and have reported no issues.

Here are some resistance readings another poster measured some years ago and should be reasonably accurate for all 51-56 models. The 55-6 models do not have the same gauge markings so that reference might need a bit of interpolation.. With exception of some 53s that left the factory with a different sender the senders were essentially the same for the other years.

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Posted on: 8/2 9:44
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Re: 56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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G'day Ernie Baily,
to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '56 Four Hundred in the Packard Vehicle Registry.

Posted on: 8/2 18:52
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
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Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: 56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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Posted on: 8/3 17:09
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: 56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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Dwight Heinmuller
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I have temp sending units for sale at $22.00, including shipping. They are new and work on all 1951 thru 1956 Packards. Dwight Heinmuller

Posted on: 9/1 15:45
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Re: 56 Packard 400 water temp sending unit
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Ernie Baily
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I finnaly found a sending unit that worked (TS6464). After I got that working I went to test the gas gauge. I tested the wire and it was ok. I then grounded the dash gauge and it worked, so I then dropped the tank and I found out the wire at the sending unit was broken. I fixed the the wire end and then the gauge worked great. I now have the the gauges working and now can drive the car more. Thank you all for the help

Posted on: 9/28 10:50
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