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Old 11-04-2013, 12:08 AM
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Default Coolant temp sensor

Does anyone know the best way to take out and replace a coolant temp sensor?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:22 PM
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Does anyone know the best way to take out and replace a coolant temp sensor?
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I have not a clue in the least what you drive. Why, why why why why..........
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:25 PM
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Other then the obvious that it is a 03, what engine are you performing this on?
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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Other then the obvious that it is a 03, what engine are you performing this on?
4.0 v6 4x4
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:00 PM
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If screen name guarantees it's an 03 (people trade vehicles but not always screen names), then I've go another question for you. When standing at the front of the engine bay and looking at the two coolant temp senders, is it the one on the left or the one on the right? If it's the one on the right, then you probably won't like what's next.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:23 PM
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If screen name guarantees it's an 03 (people trade vehicles but not always screen names), then I've go another question for you. When standing at the front of the engine bay and looking at the two coolant temp senders, is it the one on the left or the one on the right? If it's the one on the right, then you probably won't like what's next.
i dont actually know which one is the sensor and which one is the sender
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:33 PM
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The sender uses a push on wire where the coolant sensor is a wiring harness with plastic electrical connector.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:28 PM
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The sender uses a push on wire where the coolant sensor is a wiring harness with plastic electrical connector.
which one is left and which one is right

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Which one would trip my check engine light
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:32 PM
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^^^Up 2 ^^^ No so on my 04, it uses two of the exact same sensors on the t-stat housing and thus, the same profile of female plug on each. They both seat and seal via o-ring and are held in position by a horseshoe shaped clip; remove via needle nose pliers and don't drop it. OP, I don't know which one is which and I don't know why you need to replace one (gauge or PCM + DTC issue), but simple diagnostics are in order. Try disconnecting the left one and see if that's the one you need to replace. Depending on what happens, you may need to clear a DTC from the PCM whn done.

* I used the word sender in an earlier post, means the same thing for this matter.

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which one is left and which one is right

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Which one would trip my check engine light

Dunno, but for conversation I defined that earlier. I don't know which is which, you need to either spend the time to read into it in the Ford factory manual (should be there), hope someone knows, or spend 5 minutes doing the diagnostics I just described.
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^^^Up 2 ^^^ No so on my 04, it uses two of the exact same sensors on the t-stat housing and thus, the same profile of female plug on each. They both seat and seal via o-ring and are held in position by a horseshoe shaped clip; remove via needle nose pliers and don't drop it. OP, I don't know which one is which and I don't know why you need to replace one (gauge or PCM + DTC issue), but simple diagnostics are in order. Try disconnecting the left one and see if that's the one you need to replace. Depending on what happens, you may need to clear a DTC from the PCM whn done. * I used the word sender in an earlier post, means the same thing for this matter. ---------- Dunno, but for conversation I defined that earlier. I don't know which is which, you need to either spend the time to read into it in the Ford factory manual (should be there), hope someone knows, or spend 5 minutes doing the diagnostics I just described.
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