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Transmission Temp Gauge

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by CHRISPAP, Oct 22, 2010.


    CHRISPAP Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey, I had to bring my 7 1/2 foot Meyers Diamond plow in for yearly maintenance. The truck is a 2007 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab Classic with the 6.0 gas engine. The shop is 30 miles from my house and I was going about 55 MPH. My Transmission Temp Gauge was running at about 190 to 200 degrees is this nornal or something to worry about??

    2007 GMC 2500HD Crew Cab Classic
    7 1/2 foot Meyers Diamond Plow
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Its a little high. Thats what mine runs towing my 5th wheel camper. I dont think you damaged anything but try and keep and eye on your temps on highway. I try and angle or lower plow to increase windflow. What was your engine temp running at?

    CHRISPAP Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Was so worried about the tranny I didint even watch the engine temp
  4. hosenfeffer

    hosenfeffer Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 127


    Mine always runs high in warm weather with plow on. My older Dodge not so much but my Chevy always does.
  5. tac48

    tac48 Member
    Messages: 41

    Chevrolet says 180-220 degrees F is considered normal operating temp on that trans, but as we all know - the lower the better on trans temp. I wouldn't worry.
  6. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Been running Chevys for plowing for 8 years now, trans temp always run about 200 degree's. In the summer if you had the plow on it will be higher. My rule of thumb is to never let the trans temp go over 210. If it does change the trans fluid and filter. I also change the trans fluid and filter every year with amsoils trans fluid and a wix filter. If you have never changed the fluid now would be a good time to do it.

    Regards Mike

    CHRISPAP Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for all the help guys
  8. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Just remember the factory gauges aren't always dead on correct. I wouldn't worry too much. When I had a 2500HD regular cab it would push about 200 with the plow on traveling. Never worried about it and it never gave me problems.
  9. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    Optimal trans temp is usually ambient outside temp plus 100*.
  10. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    That may work in the summer but I have never had a plow truck run a trans temp with a plus 100 degrees. If it was 20 outside the trans temp should be 120 degrees, heck mine runs that year round without a plow.

  11. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    My 05 2500HD 6.0 runs around 180-200
  12. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    with a plow hanging off the front?