I've heard that Dodson has had a batch of bad sensors. I can't confirm this for sure though.
This absolutely seems to be the case. Its unreasonable to think that so many sensors have gone out due to bad installations...especially when the work is being done by well versed installers such as ShepI've heard that Dodson has had a batch of bad sensors. I can't confirm this for sure though.
I would ask Shep.This absolutely seems to be the case. Its unreasonable to think that so many sensors have gone out due to bad installations...especially when the work is being done by well versed installers such as Shep
Shep has provided a replacement sensor, but my installer is 8hrs away :banghead:
At this point im hesitant to RnR a new sensor if the bad batch is still not identified. Does anyone know if this issue has been resolved by Dodson and if there is any Serial Number tracking?
Both Jacks and Shep test the gearboxes before shipping but I dont think thats the concern. They arent shipping known faulty units.Some EE should develop a way to test these sensors before installation when cold and at operating temps to insure consultancy in signal before shipping. Im sure its possible.
Just contact Dodson directlyThank you Fauxshow but how does it get wired in? There's 5 wires that I counted if I recall correctly?
Shop won't put it in they have no clue and are lazy fuqs. They build the engine and put the trans back in so I'm happy with that.
I will go there and wire it in myself am a proficient solderer -- but what color wire to what color wire that's all I need!!
Anybody have a pic of it worked hook a bro up!?!
well the OEM sensors seem to fail more than the Dodson so I'm not sure that is good advice or not, but I think what's important is that as a group we have identified a known issue and Dodson and their dealers stand behind the product to make it right.I had a code that came back the other day, about 50-60 days since the last code kiceked. it was Trans 0807 and i simply reset the ECU and it will go away likely for a few more months.
The car was at William Bowering's shop in Vancouver. He and Shep have been working on figuring it out but it seems like the guys at Dodson have given up trying to assist.
Go OEM for all sensor replacement in the trans would be my advice for ALL!!!! especially with others having issues since Dodson sensors were installed.
Its a fair point. I tend to think this is a batch issue as most customers of Dodson sensors dating back over 10yrs now are overwhelmingly happy. It seems the issues have spawned in the last year or so based on forum feedback, etc...To me that would seem like a batch issue. There are many complaints of brand new Nissan gearboxes going out in under 10k miles so they are no SaintI would venture to say that there are far more OEM sensors out there than Dodson ones so of course they're going to fail more. My trans has 138k miles on it before the seal failed causing me to change out the sensors since I was in there. They very next day I got a trans code and now my trans has to come back out to replace a faulty sensor making me wish I would have just left the OEM ones in. Fuck that. I'm not sold on these Dodson sensors. They make good gear and clutch components but whatever entity they are buying and branding these sensors from have very poor QC. As far as I know there is no way to even trace them by production or lot number so it's a crap shoot hoping you don't get a bad one. $150-200 for something they bought in bulk and threw in a Dodson box and won't even admit there's a problem.