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Coolant censor bad

My computer in my jeep keeps flashing "coolant censor bad". I had replaced the censor on top of the overflow . Is there another one? What does this mean?

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Yes, there is another one. The one you replaced is the coolant level sensor. The ECT (ENGINE COOLANT TEMP) sensor is located near the thermostat housing. It has a 2 pin plug on it.

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