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2001 4.6L f150 temperature control sensor location

Where is the temp. control sensor located on my truck

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    i have a 1997 ford f-150 it has a 4.6 motor the temp gauge goes all the way to hot when the key is turned on and stays there while running but the motor is not running hot i see two coolant sensors on the intake manifold one in front of the other which one controlles the gauge,thanks



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Temp control for cooloing system or heater sysem?

ECT - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor (Figure 27) is a thermistor device in which resistance changes with temperature. The electrical resistance of a thermistor decreases as the temperature increases, and increases as the temperature decreases. The varying resistance affects the voltage drop across the sensor terminals and provides electrical signals to the PCM corresponding to temperature.
Thermistor-type sensors are considered passive sensors. A passive sensor is connected to a voltage divider network so that varying the resistance of the passive sensor causes a variation in total current flow.
Voltage that is dropped across a fixed resistor in a series with the sensor resistor determines the voltage signal at the PCM. This voltage signal is equal to the reference voltage minus the voltage drop across the fixed resistor.
The ECT measures the temperature of the engine coolant. The sensor is threaded into an engine coolant passage. The ECT sensor is similar in construction to the IAT sensor.
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