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How much cost to fix coolant temperature sensor,I meaned buy a new and fix it?

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    Earl DaSquirrel Mar 28, 2015

    i assumed you didn't know how to take this sensor out, so i gave you the estimator of what a LOCAL shop will cost you ~ there are youtube and forums for your vehicle as well

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Posted on Mar 27, 2015

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    David Harrelson Mar 27, 2015

    Normally, this part is very easy to locate on top of engine near thermostat, and the part should be less than $50. Maybe more like $20 depending on your car. Note, there are two coolant temp sensors, one for the dash guage which usually has just one wire, and one that speaks to the ECU has two wires, and if you are having engine running problems as the engine heats up, that's the one you wabnt to replace. Go to parts store and as them to show you the location picture on their computer.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2015

    very good,thank you!

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  1. Turn the ignition off.
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  5. The sensor voltage should be approximately 5.0 volts (plus or minus .1 volt) with the connector disconnected.
  6. Turn the ignition off.
  7. Connect a jumper wire between the (K2) Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT) signal circuit and the (K900) sensor ground circuit in the ECT harness connector.
  8. Turn the ignition on.
  9. With a scan tool, read the voltage.
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