Coolant Temperature Sensor
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BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

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Material:Brass
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:2

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CARQUEST by BWDCoolant Temperature Sensor
 
3.8

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  • Easy to use (3)

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5.0

Temperature gauge reading too low

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    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

    Trucks temperature gauge was reading at operating temperature about 160 degrees which is much lower than it should be. Another mechanic replaced the thermostat thinking it was stuck open which didn't fix the problem. A quick check with a pyrometer showed that the engine was actually at 200 degrees and further testing reveled that coolant had started to seep through the sensor into the connector and corroding the wires. Sensor is easier to install with the alternator removed.

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    4.0

    Works

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    from Linglestown,pa

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      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      Works as intended. It's a coolant sensor not much to mess up here

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      1.0

      price does not match store

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      from Zephyrhills

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      Cons

      • Incompatible

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      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      price does not match store

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      4.0

      A functional component

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      from Anywhere you are.

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      Pros

      • Connector fits
      • Correct pitch threads

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • When the old one fails

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      I bought this coolant temp sensor expecting it to thread into the hole the old one came out of. I also expected it to modify and return a signal to the ecm relative to the temperature of the engine coolant. It did not disappoint.

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      5.0

      Great price, Product exact replacement

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      from New York

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        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

        direct fit

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        • Q:

          on my 1998 Dodge Ram 5.2, the sensor got knocked around when reinstalling the intake. The top part of it is loose and can wiggle back and forth. My engine temp seems just fine though. gets to about 200F then holds steady. does this sensor control the engine temp gauge and if so should i replace it since the temp gauge seems just fine. i do have a p0300 and have already replaced plugs, wires, coil, cap, rotor, cam position sensor, catalytic converter, both oxygen sensors,intake plenum gasket. trying to fig what to replace next, this sensor, map sensor, or install headers cuz i think there might be a small exhaust leak between cat tube to exhaust manifold joint. any help is greatly appreciated.
          Asked on 3/30/2016 by Kenny from Del City, Oklahoma

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            A:

            Hi Kenny, happy to help you! The coolant temperature sensor is used to measure the temperature of the engine coolant of an internal combustion engine. The readings from this sensor are then fed back to the Engine control unit (ECU), which uses this data to adjust the fuel injection and ignition timing. As this problem looks more technical, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

            Answered on 3/31/2016 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Where is this sensor on a 1993 Dodge W-150 318? Also, when I crank the truck and get ready to pull off (it's a 5 speed) when I barely put my foot on the gas it will spit sputter and sometimes die. Will this product possibly fix my problem?
          Asked on 3/18/2015 by JL

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            A:

            Happy to answer your question JL! I was able to find an image of the location (copy paste this url to your address bar please) http://i.imgur.com/uZ5s3YB.gif. As far as the spit sputter and sometimes die, it could possibly be a fuel delivery issue. I suggest checking your fuel pressure regulator. For more information you can refer to a repair manual Part No 30040.

            Answered on 3/18/2015 by Panda from AAP
        • Q:

          I'd like to know where's it in my Dodge Ram B250 1994 V8 5.2L? Please!
          Asked on 11/12/2014 by Robert

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            A:

            Hi Robert, I'm happy to help you! Your vehicle has two coolant temperature sensors, one is for the Powertrain Control Module, the other for the Temperature Gauge. Both sensors are located in roughly the same area. They are single wired unit mounted directly behind the generator.

            Answered on 11/14/2014 by Solomon
        • Q:

          If this sensor is bad, will my endine stall when cold (start up but immeadiatly shut off), but if I keep it running till its slightly warm, stay running on its own when warm?? Also, will this cause the guage on the dash give a false reading or a reading that varies (reading either too hot or too cold)??? Vehicle is a 1999 Dodge Durango 4X4 5.2L V-8..
          Asked on 5/1/2013 by wjd from Clearville, PA

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            Bad coolant temperature sensor symptoms: Rich Running Engine: A failing coolant temperature sensor will prevent a vehicle's engine from entering a closed loop. This will cause the vehicle to run rich meaning the engine's fuel mixture will have a higher percentage of fuel to air which will result in diminished fuel economy. The driver will experience this as sluggish acceleration and having to ride the gas pedal in order to achieve what would normally be an easily attainable city driving speed. Increased Vehicle Emissions: As a result of a fuel-rich mixture entering the engine block, carbon monoxide emissions will also increase. The driver will notice black smoke coming from the vehicle's tail pipe, which will be more pronounced as the car is accelerating. This increase in carbon monoxide could also lead to engine sputtering which will cause the vehicle to stall while idling or attempting to accelerate from the idling position. Engine Shutdown: a malfunctioning temperature sensor will often send incorrect information to the vehicle's on-board computer. As a result, when the vehicle reaches a normal operating speed the sensor may relay an incorrect signal to the computer that the engine is overheating resulting in engine shutdown. The vehicle will not be able to start again until the engine has completely cooled and will need to have the sensor replaced in order to prevent the recurrence of the problem. 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 5/2/2013 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Where is the coolant temperature sensor on a 1997 dodge ram 1500 5.2L V8.
          Asked on 4/4/2013 by justin from Geneva Ny

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            A:

            With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3026, the coolant temperature sensor on your Dodge Ram 1500 is near the thermostat outlet at the front of the engine. If you are facing the engine, it should be located to the right of the thermostat outlet. The sending unit on the left of the thermostat outlet, is the temperature gauge sending unit. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

            Answered on 4/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          where is it located on a 1997 grande cherokee limited and do you have a diagram?
          Asked on 2/13/2013 by lc0276 from kokomo,indiana

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            With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3026, the coolant temperature sensor on your Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited should be screwed in the top of the intake manifold next to the thermostat housing, behind the alternator. 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 2/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          why did my ck engine light come on after replacing coolant engine sensor
          Asked on 12/1/2012 by dodge trouble

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            With respect to your inquiry on BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - Part No. WT3026, check engine lights will not turn off the light automatically until many driving cycles are completed without the problem. Once you clear the codes none should come back unless there is an immediate problem. You need a OBD scan tool to clear the codes. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

            Answered on 12/2/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
        • Q:

          where is the coolant temperature sensor at on my 1994 dodge ram 1500 v-8 31
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          Asked on 5/6/2012 by shaky from st joseph mo

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            A:

            There should be two coolant temperature sensor on a 1994 Dodge Ram, one on each side of the thermostat housing. The one with one wire is for the temperature gauge and the sensor with two wires is for the computer.

            Answered on 5/10/2012 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee limited 5.2 where is this part located
          Asked on 3/28/2012 by Jerry from Galloway NJ

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            A:

            The coolant temperature sensor is located next to the thermostat housing on the passenger side in your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

            Answered on 3/28/2012 by Dennis from AAP
        • Q:

          where is it on my 2000 v-10 3500 pickup
          Asked on 1/8/2012 by hoffy from sherrill new york

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            A:

            The coolant temperature sensor is located at Under hood, driver side, rear engine area, below intake manifold, mounted in cylinder head in your 2000 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP.

            Answered on 1/10/2012 by Dennis from AAP
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