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I am trying to locate the coolant temp sensor so i

I was told at the smog shop the coolant temp sensor needed to be replaced. Now i just need to locate it on the car. I have the part just need some guidence.

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  • racajask Jul 02, 2009

    looks like a spark plug. open plastic ends with prongs inside.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    which one there are two.

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It should be located on the back of the motor near the cam sensor. Not near the firewall, but where the trans meets the engine.

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