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Old 07-29-2010, 08:36 PM
xrichard23 xrichard23 is offline
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Hey guys, I have a '97 4 cylinder ranger and I was doing some work and broke what I assume is some kind of sensor. Its is located immediately to the left of the top radiator hose where it enters the engine. Has two green wires to plug into it. Can any of you fine folks tell me what exactly it is so I can replace it? Thanks so much.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:39 AM
Dantforth Dantforth is offline
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I don't know what it is but if you go to your local parts store they will tell you that and also sell you na replacement. I know that Pep Boys and Autozone will diagnose problems so they should be happy to help.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:35 AM
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Hey guys, I have a '97 4 cylinder ranger and I was doing some work and broke what I assume is some kind of sensor. Its is located immediately to the left of the top radiator hose where it enters the engine. Has two green wires to plug into it. Can any of you fine folks tell me what exactly it is so I can replace it? Thanks so much.
that is either the temp sensor for the temp gauge or the ect(engine coolnat temp) for the pcm. one way to tell is if your temp gauge is not working then it is the temp gauge if the temp gauge is working it is the ect. also if you look at the connections closely you will see the sensors look alike but the connection has little nubs on them that prevent you from hooking them up on the wrong one........if it is the ect you want to replace it right away becasue it will make the truck run bad....and if it is the temp gauge sensor repalce it so you dont overheat the truck and not know about it
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:09 PM
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Thanks so much, it was the ect. Much appreciated.
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