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ECT sensor (engine coolant temp) needs to be replaced. Need help finding it.02 vw beetle tdi 1.9L

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SOURCE: how to replace a coolant temp sensor on a 2001 vw jetta 2.0

here is a picture of where it's located on your jetta:

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Yes it is that easy. It should be a 4 pin connector located on the transmission side of the engine head in a plastic flange. Best is to wait for the engine to be cold. Unscew the radiator cap to relieve pressure but screw it right back on. On the 2.0L engines when you unclip the coolant sensor little or not coolant loss will happen if you do this. Just unplug it, pull out the clip, pull out the sensor, and the seal which sometimes stays stuck. Install the new sensor with a new seal lubricated with some coolant, make sure it's well seated and reinstall the clip. The sensor is well seated if the clip fits right over the top, just make sure both sides clipped into position. Replug it fill the coolant with VW original coolant mixed 50-50 with water if needed and done. If you have a fault you might need a scanner to erase the check engine or fault in the cluster.

What's the reason for changing it? Eratic temperature readings?

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant temeperature sensors/switches

there is a modual under the res with a blade fues in it. the modual and coonection rot due to coolant spills.great place to put them volkswagen

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SOURCE: 2002 VW Beetle Temp gauge flashing, why?

the coolant temp sensor is by far the most common fault.the only other thing it could be is the sensor in the coolant header tank.if you disconect the 2 pin sensor from where you top the coolant up and bridge out the 2 pins in the connector with a bit of wire.if this cures the fault you know its the coolant level sensor.if it persists and its straight from a cold start then the coolant temp sensor is the most likley cause.hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: VW passat coolant warning light on

There's a level sensor plugged into the bottom of the coolant reservoir. Unplug it and clean the contacts with electrical contact cleaner. If that doesn't do the trick, replace the sensor.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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Code 1 senser P0118 on a 2004 V.W beetle dicesel


P0118 for Volkswagen - (ECT) Engine Colant Temperature Circuit High

Symptoms:- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

Possible causes:
(Inspect the following... Repair/Replace if necessary)
- Low engine coolant level
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor harness is open or shorted
- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor
- Faulty engine coolant thermostat

P0118 VOLKSWAGEN Description: The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the Engine Control Module (ECM). The modified signal returns to the (ECM) as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change in temperature. The electrical resistance of the thermistor decreases as temperature increases.
When is the code detected?:When an excessively high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you need further assistance.

Mar 08, 2012 | Mercedes-Benz C Cars & Trucks

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Coolant sensor replacement


The exact locations and picture of Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) sensors on 2001 VW Jetta TDI:

1. ECT sensor 1 placed on cylinder head:

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2. ECT sensor 2 placed on the left bottom side of the radiator:

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Apr 28, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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How to test ECT sensor? 2002 jetta TDI, temperature indicator would go up and down but car was warm and hater output ok


Replace bad Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor. ECT sensor is placed in the right back side of the cylinder head on 2002 VW Jetta 1.9 TDI. See picture below:

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Mar 30, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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I have a 2002 VW Jetta and the temperature gauge keeps going up and down... Is this something to worry about ?


Replace the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor. ECT sensor is placed in the right back side of the cylinder head on 2002 VW Jetta 1.9 TDI. See picture below:

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Feb 04, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Need exact location and picture of coolant temp sensor on tdi vw jetta 2004 please Thanks


The exact locations and picture of Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) sensors on 2004 VW Jetta TDI:

1. ECT sensor 1 placed on cylinder head:

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2. ECT sensor 2 placed on the left bottom side of the radiator:

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Sep 21, 2010 | 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Need to change the engine coolant temp sensor, Where is it and what are the steps to changing it.


Heed of engine temperature!!! (Wait for engine cooling).
The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is placed on back of cylinder head, towards clutch side. Disconnect the electrical cable plug and remove the fastening circlip. Remove the ECT sensor by pulling out from cylinder head. Extract also old "O-ring" sealing rubber. Install new ECT sensor with new "O-ring" sealing rubber.

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May 29, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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I have a 2004 VW Beetle. I keep getting the engine diagnostic code P2181. This code is not in my manual. What is it?


Trouble Code: P2181

Cooling System Performance Malfunction
Possible Causes:


ECT sensor has failed ECT Sensor (on Radiator) has failed ECT sensor signal circuit is open (inspect wiring & connector) ECT sensor signal circuit is shorted Cooling system malfunction, or the thermostat is stuck Engine not operating at normal operating temperature EOT sensor is damaged or it has failed

Sep 28, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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My check engine light came on in my 2002 New VW Beetle, stick shift not a turbo. Ran code and says p0117 temp circuit, I may need new Coolant temperature sensor. My a/c died two weeks ago. Could this be...


If it's a 2.0L, then the coolant sensor would be an easy fix. It's between the Air box / engine (on top of the coolant flange on the end of the head). If you do that, you probably should do a thermostat. Usually it's recommended to replace the thermostat when you do a coolant temp sensor, but that's up to you.

Jul 11, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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I have a 2003 VW jetta tdi


You've lost engine coolant somewhere, and need to fill the engine back up with the VW special G12 coolant.

Then find the leak, which will be in one or more of the following places -
Water hoses to heater core, including any other coolant carrying hoses in the engine compartment
Radiator hoses
Plastic manifold bolted to side of engine which is known to leak (have replaced on an '01 VW Beetle, and an '02 Jetta, both members of our family in the past few years.).
Overflow reservoir cracked
Radiator leak.

Reply back what you find. If the engine got too hot, you may need to have the thermostat replaced.


Feb 03, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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How to replace a coolant temp sensor on a 2001 vw jetta 2.0


Yes it is that easy. It should be a 4 pin connector located on the transmission side of the engine head in a plastic flange. Best is to wait for the engine to be cold. Unscew the radiator cap to relieve pressure but screw it right back on. On the 2.0L engines when you unclip the coolant sensor little or not coolant loss will happen if you do this. Just unplug it, pull out the clip, pull out the sensor, and the seal which sometimes stays stuck. Install the new sensor with a new seal lubricated with some coolant, make sure it's well seated and reinstall the clip. The sensor is well seated if the clip fits right over the top, just make sure both sides clipped into position. Replug it fill the coolant with VW original coolant mixed 50-50 with water if needed and done. If you have a fault you might need a scanner to erase the check engine or fault in the cluster.

What's the reason for changing it? Eratic temperature readings?

Nov 28, 2008 | 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta

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