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Engine temp coolant sensor, accrding to aut zones diagnostic check.. how do i replace it if i wantd to d my=self check engine ligt and water indicator light periodically comes on and off then he temp gauge falls al the way to cold

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The temperature sensor is located by the thermostat housing, it has two wiring coming out of it. The top unplugs and the bottom which is the sensor unscrews.

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Engine temp gauge not reading and ac will not turn on due to engine hot warning, diognostics say its a sensor, need to know which one and can i do it myself?2003 saturn vue


What diognostics say its a sensor ?????? No diagnostic's ever tell's you it's a sensor . You as a technician would need to prove that by testing electrical circuits , viewing coolant temp sensor . Hooking scan tool and trying to command the gauge with by directional control . The temp gauge not showing any temp. ? No movement ? Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Inaccurate or InoperativeStep Action
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Schematic Reference: Instrument Cluster Schematics
1
Did you perform the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Instrument Cluster
2
Install a scan tool.
Turn the ignition ON, with the engine OFF.
With the scan tool, perform the Lamp and Gauge Check in the IPC Special Functions list.
Does the engine coolant temperature gage move up and down when commanded?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3
3
Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 4
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4
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2
Would hate for you to replace the coolant temp sensor an find out that's not the problem ! Does the vehicle start an run good ,trans mission shift good ? If so it's not the coolant temp sensor .
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The ECM sends coolant temperature as determined by the coolant temperature sensor to the BCM via CAN serial data. The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature with the gage when the BCM sends a class 2 message to the IPC indicating coolant temperature percentage. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to cold (0°) or below if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.
• The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the BCM.
• The BCM detects a loss of CAN communications with the ECM.

Aug 19, 2017 | AC Cars & Trucks

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Does the 98 Ford F-150 5.4 triton have two coolant sending units? I found the one on the intake and replaced it and still no gauge.


Has CHT - cylinder head temp. sensor . This sensor is a input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM sends engine temp info on serial data network to the instrument cluster . I/C has a microprocessor inside . Have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Not OBD2 codes , B - body codes . The gauge could be the problem , which means replacing the instrument cluster .
Engine coolant temperature information is received by the instrument cluster from the PCM over the SCP network. Temperatures over 121°C (275°F) will display hot (H). If the engine coolant temperature data is missing or invalid for five seconds, the instrument cluster will move the engine coolant temperature gauge below the cold (C) position.
The best way to diagnose this is with a scan tool , factory or a professional type . Know how the system works and not replacing parts is the proper way to diagnose .
U1073 D073 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Engine Coolant PCM CARRY OUT the PCM self-test.
  • A single gauge does not return to zero with the ignition switch off
  • Instrument cluster.
  • INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster . TEST the system for normal operation.

  • Incorrect temperature gauge indication
  • Circuitry.
  • Instrument cluster.
  • PCM.
  • Engine coolant temperature sensor.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test F .

I should also point out that if the temp sensor were bad the vehicle may not run right .
Using the factory scan tool
Trigger instrument cluster active command ENGCOOLNT. Monitor the engine coolant temperature gauge while adjusting the ENGCOOLNT active command to read 50% and 100%.
  • Does the temperature gauge start at cold, move to half at 50%, and full hot at 100%?
Yes REFER to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.

No INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster . REPAIR the circuit. CLEAR the DTCs. REPEAT the self-test.
Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop !

May 29, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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We're is the coolant temperature sense located on a 2008 trailblazer lt


Hi Janice , Before I say where the coolant temp. sensor is I'd just like to make you aware of a couple of thing's before you replace this sensor needlessly .It's one thing if you have a DTC diagnostic trouble code for the sensor but another if your temp. gauge isn't work ! You see the coolant temp. sensor is an input to the engine computer , not directly to the temp. gauge.
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 100°F (40°C) or below if: ?€¢
The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM.

Jan 01, 2016 | 2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT

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I have a 2004 pontiac grand prix ...it was overheating and the gauge went into the red zone...it was leaking antifreeze..replaced hose ...now not leaking...now the engine light is on and the temp gauge is...


Yes , having the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's should always be the first step in diagnostic process when any warning lamps are lit on the instrument cluster . Would be best to have someone with a professional type scanner , that can view engine sensor data . The engine coolant temp. sensor is a input to the PCM - engine computer . Can see what the actual temp. of the engine is . GM had bad stepper motors inside the instrument cluster's 2003 to 2006 , these stepper motors control the gauge needles . Testing what the real temp is an not going by temp gauge . harbor freight tools sells a tool under $30 bucks that can check engine temp . Infrared Laser Thermometer .. Point it at the thermostat housing . Can use it to tell what temp. the thermostat open . But , testing is the key ! Not guessing .

Jan 15, 2018 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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My 2001 Chevy S10 truck 2.2 L the engine is always cold. The temp. is just above 100 degrees and the check engine light is always on. I got the computer read and indicates a faulty thermostat. I replaced...


Are you sure the coolant isn't heating up? I had the same issue once and the problem was i hadn't opened the high point vent on the cooling system. there for no liquid was getting to the sensor ie. it wasn't reading the true temp of the coolant. If that's not it try pulling the sensor out get enough slack in the wiring so you can get the sensor into a small pan of water. put scalding hot/boiling water in the pan have someone watch the guage put the business end of the sensor into the water and see if your temp rises. If not you were ether given the wrong sensor or a defective one.

May 16, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet S-10

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OBD2 Engine dash indicator light on, engine fan running faster, engine temperature guage drops to normal range when moving and near top of hot zone when car is standing at idle. I'm getting a P1299...


That code means cylinder head over temp and has nothing to do with the coil. Check for proper coolant level first. May also be blocked coolant passages in the cylinder head but unlikely. Or a faulty temp sensor

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I HAVE A 2007 CHEVY COBALT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON I CHECKED THE COOLANT TEMP GAUGE THE DIGITAL GAUGE READING WAS ONLY SHOWING THREE BROKEN LINES. I CHECKED COOLANT LEVEL WHICH WAS FINE. ENGINE DID...


I had this problem with a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. I changed the coolant sensor and even though the check engine light went out I still had a reading of "---" on the coolant gauge. The problem is most likely one of three things: a low coolant level, a bad coolant sensor, or the thermostat needs to be replaced. The only other possible thing it could be is a bad BCM (Body Control Module) which in that case you would most likely be having other weird problems.

The Thermostat and the sensor are both very easy to get to and replace. Take off the engine cover by removing the oil cap and they are both to the rear of the engine on the driver's side. They are right next to each other.

Hope this helps!

Apr 14, 2010 | 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe

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High Idle 2000 Saturn S series


Definately have a sensor problem...but that may not be all. You can blame the sensor issue on the idling problem. The overheating in park is likely one of 2 things, provided you have adequate coolant. #1 a sticking thermostat or a bad coolant temp sensor not activating your fan at idle. What you should do is have your diagnostic codes read in order to take care of the sensor issue. Most national parts chains such as Auto Zone or Advance will do this at no charge in hopes of selling you a sensor. Good Luck! I hope you find this to be very helpful.

Feb 18, 2010 | 2001 Saturn S-Series

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1995 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder runs hot


Hi,

Firstly, ensure you have the required 'mixture' of coolant/water (must have required coolant).

Second, I would recommend you re-test all the cooling system sensors again (make sure they're within specifications), in case a new one is faulty.

Third, ensure the new thermostat was of the correct temp setting (they all differ), so that it opens at the required time. Most cooling systems operate within 90 - 100degC.

Fourth, make sure the radiator (and associated hoses) aren't blocked.

If your temp gauge is reading higher than normal, but NOT in the danger zone...then this can be considered normal (especially if you've replaced with new components) and nothing to be concerned about.

However, if the temp gauge IS in the danger zone....then this suggests the coolant is not flowing through the cooling system properly.

If all above components test ok, then it's possible your water pump may not be pumping enough volume.

Cheers,

Aug 16, 2009 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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