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I need location of sending unit for coolant

I need location of sending unit for coolant temperature guage.

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  • Gerald Loomis Jul 14, 2010

    need location of temp sending unit.
    I received an answer it was close to the water inlet.
    My mechanic even pulled a/c compressor.
    still can't find it.
    Gerald Loomis

  • Gerald Loomis Jul 14, 2010

    Thanks!
    The parts store gave me a one wire sending unit.
    Now that I know it's a 2 wire, my mechanic says he
    can fix the problem.

    Thanks!
    Gerald Loomis

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Coolant Temperature Sensor Removal & Installation The ECT sensor protrudes into an engine water jacket and is a two-wire Negative Thermal Coefficient (NTC) sensor. The ECT sensor is used to sense engine coolant temperature and is used by the PCM to manage engine coolant gauge operation.
To Remove:
2.5L Engine I need location of  sending unit for coolant - dak_97-04_25l_ect_loc.gif

3.7L Engine chry_37_ectlocation.gif

3.9L Engine, 5.2L Engine, and 5.9L Engine

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Electrical connector from the sensor
    • Sensor from the intake manifold
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Thread sealant to sensor threads
    • Engine coolant sensor into intake manifold
      1. Torque to: 97.3 inch lbs. (11 Nm)
    • Electrical connector
    • Coolant

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Hi,

Usually the temp sensor is located near or on the thermostat housing, which is located on the engine end of the upper radiator hose.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2010

  • Gerald Loomis Jul 13, 2010

    We looked and it's not there. There is a sending unit that feeds the computer in that vicinty.

    My mechanic even took off the a/c compressor, to see if it was under there.

  • Gerald Loomis Jul 14, 2010

    my mechanic looked and couldn't it. He even removed the a/c compressor, and still couldn't find it.



    Gerald Loomis

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