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Trying to find out where the temperature sensor is located or maybe its called a switch temperature sensor. I replaced the thermostat and I was told this need to be replaced too

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You would only need to replace this if your temperature gauge is not working properly. Just because the thermostat was replaced does not mean the sensor must be too.

There were three different engines offered for that vehicle and there is a separate temp sending unit for the gauge than there is for the computer(PCM). The V6 4.0 SOHC ECT for the PCM and the sending unit for the gauge are both located side by side on top of the thermostat housing. The V6 4.0 EI engine ECT is located on the front of the engine, left of the throttle body, and the sending unit is located in the front of the engine, behind the alternator bracket. The V8 5.0 ECT is located in the front of the engine, below the middle of the ignition coils and the sending unit is in the same area, but toward the driver's side of the engine below the left ignition coil.

It will look similar to this...

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