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Does anyone know where the sensor is located on the zetec 2.0 engine that regulates the temperature guage?

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The sensor you're looking for is called the ECT Sensor(Engine Coolant Temperature). It is located on the left hand side of the engine(left hand is closest to bumper/right hand is closest to firewall) closer to the back(driver side of vehicle).

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The "left" side of the engine is the driver's side.

The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is a thermistor (a device which changes resistance or voltage as temperature changes). The sensor detects the temperature of engine coolant and provides a corresponding signal to the PCM (Powertrain Control Module - aka "the car's computer").

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(1) Partially drain the engine cooling system using a clean container. If coolant is in good condition, retain for reuse.
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(3) Disconnect the electrical wiring connector from the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor.
(4) Remove the retaining clip and the ECT sensor.


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Fig. 1 Escort ZX2 ECT sensor - The retaining clip is removed (at the solid arrow). Withdraw ECT sensor by gently wiggling/pulling in the direction of the dashed arrow.

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(1) Replace the retaining clip and the ECT sensor.
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