Coolant Temperature Sensor
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BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT3058P Warranty  

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This temperature sensor's design specifies tight tolerance thermistor response values to ensure the accuracy of the temperature measurement and proper part operation.
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BWDCoolant Temperature Sensor
 
2.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (6)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Incompatible (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    coolant sensor switch

    By marty

    from oakville ct.

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      coolant sensor so far so good

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      • No

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      1.0

      Wrong description!

      By Dakota1020

      from Columbus,OH

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

        This is a sending unit and not the sensor for the 1999 Ford Explorer 4.0 (X) vin. If your gauge is not working, you need the sending unit. I was given this under the assumption it was a temperature sensor when in fact it is the sending unit. The sending unit is the cheaper of the two BWD makes if you need to distinguish what is a sensor or a sending unit. It wasted a lot of my time and effort after it didn't work.So don't make the mistake I had because it is listed incorrectly.

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        • No

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        (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Temperature Sensor Fits Ford Ranger 2.3

        By bout76

        from Gadsden, AL

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            I read the reviews online so I went to the store in person to talk to the manager. He has always been very helpful and he showed me the part which was identical to the one I removed from my 4cyl Ranger. I took it home and replaced it, connected the sensor and it works. All I know is the old one quit and this one fixed the problem. Easy to change with a 3/4 deep socket.

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            (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            THIS DOES NOT FIT A FORD CONTOUR SVT!

            By Hemmi

            from Aldie, VA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            The sensor does not mate. What you need has perfectly cylindrical tip. i.e. - this is what you need. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_temperature-sending-unit-wells-vehicle-electronics_10305528-p?searchTerm=coolant+temperature+sensor#

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Did not work

            By Bob

            from Lewisburg West Virginia

            About Me Mechanic

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  1999 Ford Explorer. Did not work after installation. Wire harness voltage tested O.K. Swapped it with another from a different parts supplier and it worked.

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                  • No

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                  (11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Part was defective

                  By ttimmy58

                  from Ruskin, FL

                  About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • I got a refund

                  Cons

                  • Part was defective

                  Best Uses

                  • None

                  Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  Difficult to install and then to find out it was defective made things that much worse. I got a refund and bought the better grade one.

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                  • No

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                  (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Garbage

                  By My own mechanic

                  from Palm Harbor, Fl

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                  • To waste money
                  • Waste time

                  Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  This part isn't compatible with my 1997 Ford Explorer. The 1st one was a non working part, the second one didn't work either. The 3rd one I got somewhere else and it worked fine. Don't waste your time or money. Chances are, it won't work for your vehicle, or will be a faulty part.

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                  (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Did not work

                  By kram

                  from kissimmee, fl

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                      This part is incompatable with my 97 f150 4.2, I installed the part and, it did not work, I then bought the part from a competitor for ([$]) half the price you charged, the part also had lock-tite inbeded in the tread to insure a tight fit, yours did not, after installing the part, it worked perfectly with no leaks. The part I bought from you guys was not the exact to the part I replaced, the part I bought form your competitor was identical to the oe part I replaced.

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                      • Q:

                        If the fan on my 1996 Thunderbird does not come on, do I need a coolant temperature sensor or an air sensor?
                        Asked on 1/27/2014 by Beulah from Elk Creek, VA

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Beulah, glad to assist you! The cooling fan on your Ford Thunderbird runs on relays. There is no individual cooling fan relay. It is controlled by a master relay. The master relay is called the CCRM and is located in front of the engine bay, between the air filter and the front passenger light, it has a wiring harness that is screwed into the module. This relay controls the fan, fuel pump and A/C clutch if I am not mistaken. The cooling fan is controlled during engine operation by Constant Control Relay Module (CCRM) and Powertrain Control Module (PCM). These controls cause the fan to run at low speed when engine temperature reaches approximately 222°F, or when A/C is ON and vehicle does not provide enough air flow. Fan will continue to run until engine temperature drops to approximately 214°F. The fan will change to high speed when fan has been operating at low speed, but engine temperature is still above 228°F, and stops running when engine temperature drops to approximately 224°F. The cooling fan does not cycle with the A/C. However, I would suggest you to get assistance from a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                          Answered on 1/29/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Would the coolant temperature sensor cause my 1996 ford explorer to shut off when you crank it?
                        Asked on 11/15/2013 by deb from blakely ga

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Great question Deb, the bad coolant temperature sensor could cause rich running engine, increased vehicle emissions, and engine shut down. I would suggest you to take your vehicle and thoroughly checked with a certified local mechanic before buying the parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                          Answered on 11/16/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Could this sensor go bad, or cause problem such as an erratic temperature gauge, without throwing a problem code from the computer?
                        Asked on 11/6/2013 by ACE from Muscadine, AL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi ACE, the coolant temperature sensor in an automobile is responsible for relaying engine engine temperature by measuring the temperature of engine coolant to the car's on-board computer. When this sensor malfunctions the symptoms range from poor engine performance to diminished fuel economy and engine shutdown. The basic signs are rich running engine, increased vehicle emissions and engine shutdown. I would suggest you to take your vehicle and thoroughly checked with a certified local mechanic before buying the parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                          Answered on 11/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Could a faulty Coolant/Water Temperature sensor, cause my Temperature gauge in my dash on a (1996 Ford Explorer) to behave erratically while driving?
                        Asked on 11/6/2013 by ACE from Muscadine, AL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi ACE, the coolant temperature sensor in an automobile is responsible for relaying engine engine temperature by measuring the temperature of engine coolant to the car's on-board computer. When this sensor malfunctions the symptoms range from poor engine performance to diminished fuel economy and engine shutdown. The basic signs are rich running engine, increased vehicle emissions and engine shutdown. I would suggest you to take your vehicle and thoroughly checked with a certified local mechanic before buying the parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                          Answered on 11/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        where is this sensor located on a 2006 ford mustang gt
                        Asked on 4/27/2013 by bob

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor (Part No. WT3058P) is located on the very back of the intake manifold, more to the right side of the engine in 2006 Ford Mustang GT. 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 4/27/2013 by Max from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Where would I find this on my 2003 F350 V10? Shows intake, right behind the Alt in the Manual, but it isn't there"
                        Asked on 3/1/2013 by toyguy574 from Granger In

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3058P, the coolant temperature sensor on your Ford F350 should be located in the thermostat housing. 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 3/1/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Where would I find this on my 2003 V10? Shows intake, right behind the Alt in the Manual, but it isn't there
                        Asked on 2/28/2013 by toyguy from Granger In

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3058P 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 3/1/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can you tell me where I would find the coolant temp sensor on a 2003 Ford F250 with a 5.4 engine. I thought it would be right by the thermost but it is not anywhere to be seen.
                        Asked on 2/21/2013 by Bill from Naples, Florida

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT3058P, the coolant temperature sensor on your 2003 Ford F250 should be located on the front of the engine just to the left(looking at the front of the engine) of the alternator and just a little lower than 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 2/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        whwre is the engine coolant termpure sensor is locate on a 2000 ford f150xlt 5.4 4x4
                        Asked on 11/30/2012 by bear

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          The engine coolant temperature sensor should be located on the driver side head, near the front, under the intake manifold. 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 11/30/2012 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Would the blower work and send out cold air?
                        Asked on 10/31/2012 by shelia from Courtland, AL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          We 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 store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 11/1/2012 by Rick from AAP
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