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BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT3000P Warranty  

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This temperature sensor's design specifies tight tolerance thermistor response valves to help ensure accurate temperature measurements and promote proper part operation.
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BWDCoolant Temperature Sensor
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Durable (6)

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    Best Uses

    • Trucks (8)
    • Large cars (4)
    • Small cars (4)
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      • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fixed my problem

    96 GMC Sonoma would not re-start when hot outside with engine warmed. This CT sensor fixed that and was easly installed into the thermostat housing.

    96 GMC Sonoma would not re-start when hot outside with engine warmed. This CT sensor fixed that and was easly installed into the thermostat housing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Direct OEM replacement

    If your car is running rough, high fuel consumption, hestitation try a new coolant temp sensor. ECM gets signal from ECTs as to temp of engine. If inncorrect, the ECM trys cool...Read complete review

    If your car is running rough, high fuel consumption, hestitation try a new coolant temp sensor. ECM gets signal from ECTs as to temp of engine. If inncorrect, the ECM trys cool temp or warm temp fuel/air mixtures that are not correct for the engines actual temp. Solved much of my running rough issues. Cheap part as well [$] or so.

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    5.0

    Perfect factory replacement

    By wrenchin883

    from Hunlock Creek , PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      This was used in a 1994 full size Chevy Blazer with a 5.7L , I was doing an engine swap for a friend and the old sensor was broken during the engine removal. This was the perfect replacement part. This sensor goes into the intake manifold next to the thermostat housing. Fit great , installed in seconds , and worked as designed.

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      5.0

      Good part

      By foradrive

      from indiana

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      Level 4

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

        This temperature sensor is identical to the OEM one in my Lesabre. Looks well made and installed easily. Seems to be working correctly so far, with no issues. It did not cure my problem of the temp light being on and the cooling fans running constantly. That issue was with the ECM. So I can't fault this sensor.
        I read that a bad temp sensor can cause poor running and starting issues, so do your research and have the code(s) checked as well. Advance Auto is always willing to do this service for free.

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        5.0

        Fixed hard starting problem

        By Eli

        from west virginia

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        Pros

        • Direct Fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            This part was used on a 2001 chevy blazer, 4.3. Coolant sensor is a little difficult to get to, compared to most vehicles. It is located on the drive side of the block, right behind the steering shaft. I gained access from the drive side wheel well, using a 13/16 deep well with a universal joint on an extension. New sensor threaded in with no problems. It immediately fixed my problems of hard starting and rough idle. The computer did display a code indicating a faulty sensor. I replaced this while also replacing a bad water pump, so I already had the coolant drained. I would recommend draining the coolant below the sensor port if possible, because at least for me, I would not be able to quickly switch the new sensor with the old, given the difficult location. Therefore, there would be a lot of coolant loss, and it sits right above the spark plugs and manifold.

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            5.0

            Fixed my idle an start problem.

            By Bill

            from Tennessee

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

              Super good price. Fixed idle when truck was warm. Fixed hard to start when warm. Thank You!

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              5.0

              Still working on problem

              By Bill jack of all trades

              from Huntsville, Al

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                This sending unit did not solve my problem, but I am not taking it back. I am sure that it is a very good part and the people at Advance Auto Parts were more than helpful. I love the easy on-line ordering.

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                (12 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                It don,t work right

                By sraars

                from Mount Carmel Tn

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  It won't let the service engine light go off . I took it back got a new one and it still doesn't make the light go off . i am getting very sick take it out and it and I won,t fix it

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                  5.0

                  Works good.

                  By ljense8

                  from Holland, MI

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                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

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                      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                      It's working pretty good. No moving parts, and seems well made so it should last a while.

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                      (16 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Be Careful

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                            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                            Product is fine, but please be careful when reinstalling. I installed mine yesterday and cracked my intake. Don't over tighten!!

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                            5.0

                            Good part.

                            By Lee

                            from Charlestown, IN

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                            3 or more reviews submitted

                            Pros

                            • Well made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement part

                              Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                              Great replacement part for a faulty OEM unit. Like the fact that the threads have sealer on them to keep sensor from leaking.

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                              (14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Problem Solved

                              By DIYer

                              from Lewiston ME

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                                    Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                                    It's amazing how a bad ECT sensor can make a vehicle run so bad and cause a no start condition. My truck would start fine initially, then run rough after warmed up, eventually stall, and then wouldn't start. I'd let it set for a day or so and it would start right up then do the same thing. Eventually threw a P0118 code, replaced sensor, and now it runs great!!!

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                                    • Q:

                                      Does this product fit the 1999 Chevrolet S-10 with the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine, or is this one for the 4.3L V6?
                                      Asked on 1/24/2014 by Jake

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Hi Jake, glad to assist you! This part is an exact fit for 1999 Chevrolet S-10 with 2.2L and 4.3L engines.

                                        Answered on 1/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      where is this part located on a bonniville , pontiac
                                      Asked on 12/30/2013 by drb from Ga

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Hi drb, great question! The coolant temperature sensor on your Pontiac Bonneville would be located underneath the throttle body by driver's side of the engine.

                                        Answered on 1/1/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      What is the torque for a coolant temperature sensor?
                                      Asked on 12/26/2013 by Di from Genoa, MI

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Hi Di, glad to assist you! For further assisting regarding the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor (Part No. WT3000P), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                                        Answered on 12/27/2013 by Steve from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      i have changed the water pump taken out the thermostat and my car is still overheating will this part stop the problem. also where is this located on a 1999 grand am please help.
                                      Asked on 9/5/2013 by kathy from kings mountain ky

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                                        A:

                                        With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - Part No. WT3000P this sensor is located right under the throttle body on your 1999 Pontiac Grand AM. There are various factors like low coolant, electric cooling fan failure, bad radiator fan switch, thermostat not opening, clogged radiator, broken fan belt etc which causes overheating. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                        Answered on 9/5/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Is this switch a simple on/off switch or is it a variable signal? What temperatures are the open & close settings? Thank you
                                      Asked on 7/29/2013 by Packrat

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                                        A:

                                        With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3000P, the temperature sensor design specifies tight tolerance thermistor response values to assure accuracy of the temperature measurement and proper part operation. However, this part is vehicle specific. For assisting you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. You may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                        Answered on 7/30/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      In what country is this sensor made?
                                      Should it be tested before installation?
                                      Asked on 6/28/2013 by Doeski from Minneapolis, MN

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        With reference to your inquiry on this BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor (Part No. WT3000P), this temperature sensor's design specifies tight tolerance thermistor response valves to help ensure accurate temperature measurements and promote proper part operation, it is already tested and ready for installation. Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                        Answered on 6/28/2013 by Max from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      wheres the etc sensor on a 2000 chevy blazer 4.3
                                      Asked on 2/25/2013 by shane from findlay ohio

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                                        A:

                                        This part BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor, Part No. WT3000P is an exact fit for your 2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L. It (coolant temperature sensor) is located between #3 and #5 spark plug on the driver's side of the engine.
                                        For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                        Answered on 2/25/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      i have a 92 ols bravada and the temp gauge doesn't work which sensor do i replace. it looks there is one between the spark plugs and one next to the thermostat.
                                      Asked on 1/17/2013 by mike from marquette, mi

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                                        A:

                                        With reference to your inquiry on this BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3000P, the problem on your Oldsmobile Bravada should be with the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor not working or a bad wire from the sensor to the ECU. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                                        Answered on 1/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      I have a 2006 Malibu SS. I was driving home from work and the check enginer light came on. After further investigation, here is what is going on:
                                      1. Temp gauge stays at C, even after warming up
                                      2. Both fans kick on within second of starting car and remain on.
                                      3. I am still getting heat from the car.
                                      4. There doesn't seem to be any 'odd' noise coming from the car while running/driving.It seems to be running normal other that the gauge and fans.

                                      My thought is that its a temp sensor or even a wiring issue. Does anyone have any input/advice on where to start?
                                      Also, If I drive it like this for a couple days (until i get it fixed), how badly will this hurt other engine parts (or will it)?
                                      Asked on 11/27/2012 by Pika7 from Saint Louis, MO

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                                        Answered on 11/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Where does this go on a 1991 6 cyl GMC Sonoma? I think it's on the left side next to a plug wire.
                                      My CEL keeps coming on when the Thermostat opens up. I figure this will fix it.
                                      Thanks.
                                      Asked on 10/28/2012 by Rich from Palm Coast, FL

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        The ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) on your GMC Sonoma is a thermistor that is located in the engine coolant flow mounted to the intake manifold. When the coolant temperature is low, the sensor produces a high resistance. When the coolant temperature is high, the sensor produces a low resistance. This BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor -part# WT3000P is an exact fit for your 1991 GMC Sonoma. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                                        Answered on 10/29/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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