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How do I change the temperature coolant sensor in a 2007 pontiac torrent

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Locate it near the thermostat. Which is on front of the motor following the the top radiator hose back to the motor . It stops on thermostat housing. The temperature sensor is in the top of the motor it's got a single plug wire with 2 wires in it. Unplug wires use a wrench turn it to the left unscrewing the sensor all the way out using Hi-tech review from the auto parts store red in color apply to the threaded end of the new sensor. Plug in the wires give the Rtv.time to dry. Remove the radiator cap check the coolant level then check the side of over - flow tank also level is marked on the side with a line that says high cold put radiator cap on pushing it down an turn to the right. Hope you are helped by this

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My 2008 Pontiac torrent gage is stuck at the top where the over heating mark is but there is no other indicators that it is overheating what does this mean.


The engine control module (ECM) calculates the engine coolant temperature as determined by the coolant temperature sensor. The ECM sends the engine coolant temperature to the body control module (BCM) via the serial data circuit. The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the engine coolant temperature when the BCM sends a serial data message to the IPC indicating the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 0° or below if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.
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The place to start would be to hook up a factory or professional scan tool to see what the actual coolant temperature is ! At the PCM then at the BCM and finally at the instrument cluster . If normal the gauge is bad . The instrument cluster would need to be taken out of the vehicle an sent to be repaired . Or you could buy a used one out of a salvage yard or from on e-bay etc....

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You might have an air pocket trapped in upper radiator hose. If the coolant was low, refill and open bleeder screw to let air out.

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Underneath the thermostat housing ..with a two wire connector.

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If you have a temperature gauge it should stay at or just below the middle when the vehicle is fully warmed up. Slight (very slight) fluctuation on the gauge is normal. This is all dependant upon having proper flow of coolant through your coolant system. If, for instance, your water pump is broken, there is no flow of fluid acros the temperature sensor, thereby giving you a false reading. The temperature sensors in the car need the fluid to flow across the sensor to give a true reading. When the car is fully warmed up, squeeze the top radiator hose hard a few times. You should feel moderate resistance and then you should feel the surge of coolant back through the hose as you release it. If you dont, your water pump may have quit working or you have a sizeable blockage in your coolant system.,

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I have a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox and had my cluster repaired for the temp gauge. Now it works but will not drop the entire way after it cools down. I was told that this is a temp problem with GM vehicles...


From what I just read about your vehicle,it has a history problem with the gauge,may be the coolant temperature sender or the gauge,it says the whole cluster will have to be changed to be fixed if the gauge is bad,found some forums and all had gauge problems.Right above the coolant temperature sensor is the coolant temperature sender,this is what sends the temperature to your gauge,the sensor sends a signal to the computer,they may have replaced the wrong one,here's a link to the sensor,the hole above it is where the sender goes,it's a one prong part,the sensor is a 2 prong part.A lot of people don't know that there are 2 types of coolant temperature gauge sending unit and sensor.

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ECT sensor 2007 Pontiac Torrent


no just lower the level or be quick about plugging in the new sensor, that is what I do, u may lose a cup of coolant but much less hassle than draining the radiator.

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Overheating problems in a 2006 Pontiac Torrent


Another possible cause is your coolant sensor. if the sensor goes bad, it will drip coolant but won't notice it because it just seeps down the engine components. Most people don't even realize that there is such a sensor. it will send a faulty reading that its overheating when the coolant level is fine and when enough coolant does seep out it will still say its overheating because it is at that point. I would definitely look into checking your coolant sensor as the cause since it's so hard to even see that it is leaking and its super easy to take out and replace. hope that helps if you're still having problems

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