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Temp sender my check engine light came on, car is a 96 chevy cavalier 2.2L, took it to Orielly's to code read it...several codes came up but my fan has been running non stop since the light came on so figured that it was the TEMP SENDER, code was reading something to the effect of COOLANT TEMP SENSOR CIRCUIT HIGH, I bought the temp sender and I am such a girl, I don't know where it goes...please help!

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If it's like my 98 cavalier it's located in the housing where the upper radiator goes into engine, it's right beside it.

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Since you are reading the computer it should be an auto reset fuse if any.
Plug the unit in then turn the ignition to the on position.
Unit should come on.
Press read
Read the codes, write them down.
Clear the codes.
Go home put the codes in google and you will see the results.

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