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BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT5132 Warranty Details  

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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.

Product Features:
  • Our temperature sensors are manufactured using proprietary brass casings for superior durability and a longer lasting part life.
  • Each of these parts are 100% functional and environmental tested to ensure that the part you receive will out perform any other sensor available in the aftermarket.
  • Every one of our temperature sensor connectors have been carefully crafted to ensure proper fitment, as engine management systems require reliable connections in order to reach optimum performance.
  • Each part that we manufacture endures rigorous end of line testing to ensure that every part meets the linearity specifications expected by the engine management system in your vehicle.
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Material:Brass
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:2

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BWDCoolant Temperature Sensor
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

little part fixes big problems

Impala with the "Engine Hot A/C off" display in the DIC. temp gauge not registering anything. and a P0128.

This little doohickey and a thermostat took...Read complete review

Impala with the "Engine Hot A/C off" display in the DIC. temp gauge not registering anything. and a P0128.

This little doohickey and a thermostat took care of it.

Drained fluid (only a few months old), set aside. Pop Neg off of the battery, and pull the wireconnector from old temp sensor

I had a little trouble getting the old one out. the clearance was a little too tight for my 19mm deep well. so I wound up just snapping the plastic bit off and used the 19 short. used a stubby wrench to put in the new one. hooked up the wire connector, popped in the new thermostat while the coolant lines were empty, reused the coolant, hooked up the battery and problem solved.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Problems after 1 week.

Sensor will work for about 6-7 days and then read - - - Reset with scan tool and no problems for 6-7 more days. I also noticed before starting car in the...Read complete review

Sensor will work for about 6-7 days and then read - - - Reset with scan tool and no problems for 6-7 more days. I also noticed before starting car in the morning, the coolant temperature is about 20 degrees above the outside air reading. The original sensor was always within a couple of degrees difference before a cold start.

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5.0

Exact fit

By 

from Houston,tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

Part was excellent fit and solved my problem

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

little part fixes big problems

By 

from Atlanta

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

Impala with the "Engine Hot A/C off" display in the DIC. temp gauge not registering anything. and a P0128.

This little doohickey and a thermostat took care of it.

Drained fluid (only a few months old), set aside. Pop Neg off of the battery, and pull the wireconnector from old temp sensor

I had a little trouble getting the old one out. the clearance was a little too tight for my 19mm deep well. so I wound up just snapping the plastic bit off and used the 19 short. used a stubby wrench to put in the new one. hooked up the wire connector, popped in the new thermostat while the coolant lines were empty, reused the coolant, hooked up the battery and problem solved.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

temp sensor

By 

from michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

Functions as it should, the surprise was it already has Teflon tape on the threads.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Worked as planned, would buy this product again.

By 

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      Yes

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Problems after 1 week.

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

          Sensor will work for about 6-7 days and then read - - - Reset with scan tool and no problems for 6-7 more days. I also noticed before starting car in the morning, the coolant temperature is about 20 degrees above the outside air reading. The original sensor was always within a couple of degrees difference before a cold start.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By 

          from Mcdonough, GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            Easy to install. Did not have to pa a garage big $$$

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Simple

            By 

            from New Jersey

            About Me Competitive Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                Replaced my old sensor which was original from the factory. It turned out to still be functioning properly, and the guage problem was actually caused by corrosion in the computer connections. Still an affordable replacement just to be sure things are working correctly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                temp sensor

                By 

                from eaton ohio

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All Cars

                Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                Work good as expected

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disapointed

                By 

                from Martinsville,Va.

                About Me Mechanic

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Only Lasted A Month

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                    i installed this on my wifes 06' equinox because the old sensor wasnt allowing the fan to cut off it worked good for about a month and the car started overheating check engine light came on and code was the sensor i purchased one from local dealer and it has work since wouldnt recomend go to your local dealer for only a couple dollars more save yourself the time and trouble

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy Fix

                    By 

                    from JoeJa

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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                    Verified Buyer
                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                      Very quick and easy fix. Had trouble with no high idle in cold weather and this was the culprit. Good product that was exactly like OEM part.

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                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        location of temp sensor on a 2006 Saturn Vue
                        Asked on 8/1/2016 by David

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi David, glad to assist you! The coolant temp sensor is located on the driver side of the engine closest to the windshield. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                          Answered on 8/2/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        location of temp sensor on a 2006 Saturn Vue
                        Asked on 8/1/2016 by David

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi David, glad to assist you! The coolant temp sensor is located on the driver side of the engine closest to the windshield. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a Haynes or Chilton repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

                          Answered on 8/2/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I HAVE AN 09 COBALT AND JUST REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT BECAUSE OF OVERHEATING WITH THE OLD TSTAT IT RAN AT 194 CONSISTENTLY UNTIL IT STARTED TO OVERHEAT NOW THAT I PUT THE NEW ONE IN GOES UP TO 210 FAH. IS THIS NORMAL RUNNING TEMP FOR 2.2 ENGINE?
                        Asked on 6/2/2016 by BIG D from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Good question, BIG D! That is the correct temperature that the fan should go on - between 215-220 F. As you start to drive temperature should go no lower than 195 F as that's where the thermostat should close to keep temperature at that temperature.

                          Answered on 6/5/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Where is the sensor located on a 2007 Chevy Uplander?
                        Asked on 6/10/2015 by mike from new lenox,il

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Mike, I'm glad to assist you! The coolant temperature sensor is located on the driver side under the air intake duct on the rear cylinder head on your 2007 Chevrolet Uplander.

                          Answered on 6/10/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        where is it located on a 2001 chevy tahoe
                        Asked on 5/21/2015 by jin from florida

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jin, happy to help you! The coolant temperature sensor should be located on the driver's side head. It should be above the first spark plug and to the front of the exhaust manifold. To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The exact repair manual part number for your vehicle is 24066.

                          Answered on 5/21/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        where is the the sensor located on a 2009 gmc sierra with v-6 engine
                        Asked on 12/27/2014 by john from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi John, glad to help you! The engine coolant temperature sensor should be located on the driver's side of the engine, towards the front. To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 24067.

                          Answered on 12/29/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        On a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, is it located in the thermostat housing?
                        Asked on 11/13/2014 by Eric

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Eric, since you didn't mention the specific engine, it's hard to tell the location. On the 2.0-liter engine, the sensor is located on the top front passenger-side of the engine. On the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter engines, the ECT sensor is located on the rear driver-side of the engine.

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

                        My 2008 Pontiac Torrent gets too hot, temperature needle rises more than half of the range, then cooler fan starts to cool the water and so, but I want the temperature needle rises only much less than the half of range....do you know how to do this ?..thanks
                        Asked on 4/7/2014 by jose from brownsville, tx

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jose, techy question! I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

                          Answered on 4/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        How to install part WT5132 for a 2005 Pontiac G6?
                        Asked on 12/18/2013 by Jen

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jen, glad to assist you! Drain the cooling system. Remove the water pump drain plug and drain the coolant from the engine block at the water pump drain. Lower the vehicle. Disconnect the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor electrical connector. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) electrical connector clip from the bracket. Remove the ECT sensor. If the vehicle is not equipped an engine oil cooler proceed with the following steps - Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the surge tank. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the surge tank. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat housing. If the vehicle is equipped with an engine oil cooler, reposition the surge tank outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the surge tank outlet hose from the thermostat housing. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the thermostat housing. Remove the exhaust heat shield bolts. Remove the exhaust heat shield. Reposition the heater inlet and outlet hose clamps at the thermostat housing pipes. Disconnect the heater inlet and outlet hoses from the thermostat housing pipes. Remove the thermostat housing bolts. Twist the water transfer pipe while pulling in order to remove it from the water pump. Remove the thermostat housing from the vehicle. Remove the water transfer pipe from the thermostat housing, if necessary. Remove and discard the water transfer pipe O-ring seals, if necessary. Remove the thermostat housing cover bolts and cover, if necessary. Remove the thermostat, if necessary. Remove and discard the thermostat housing O-ring seal, if necessary. Remove all debris and thread sealant from the engine coolant temperature sensor and bolt holes if the housing is being re-used. To install:Install a NEW thermostat housing cover O-ring seal into the recess groove. Install the thermostat, if necessary. Install the thermostat housing cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).Install a NEW thermostat housing to engine O-ring seal onto the thermostat housing. Load the thermostat housing assembly into position while the vehicle is lowered. The water feed pipe seals can be lightly lubricated with coolant to aid during installation. Install NEW O-ring seals onto the water feed pipe. Lubricate the O-rings with coolant. Install the water feed pipe into the thermostat housing aligning locator tab. Align the water pipe to water pump. Seat the water feed O-ring seal by pushing inward toward the water pump. Take care not to tear or damage the O-ring. Position the thermostat housing against the engine. Install the thermostat housing bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Connect the heater inlet and outlet hoses to the thermostat housing pipes. Position the heater inlet and outlet hose clamps at the thermostat housing pipes. Install the exhaust heat shield. Install the exhaust heat shield bolts and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. ( 23 Nm). If the vehicle is equipped with an engine oil cooler proceed with the following steps. Install the radiator outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Position the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Install the surge tank outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Position the surge tank outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. If the vehicle is not equipped an engine oil cooler, install the radiator outlet hose to the thermostat housing. Position the radiator outlet hose clamp at the thermostat housing. Install the radiator outlet hose to the surge tank. Position the radiator outlet hose clamp at the surge tank. Apply sealant to the threads of the ECT sensor. Install the ECT sensor and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Connect the ECT sensor electrical connector. Connect the HO2S electrical connector clip to the bracket. Apply sealant to the water pump drain plug. Install the water pump drain plug and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. ( 20 Nm). Verify the drain valves at the radiator and water pump are closed. Fill the cooling system. Verify the repair and inspect for any leaks.

                          Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        my 2006 chevy impala , coolant temperature sensor kept sending a check engine light , saying engine hot a/c off. and my temperature gauge truns off. but clear the codes an every thing come back on
                        Asked on 2/24/2013 by sweetheart from vero beach fl.

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT5132, without the presence of the vehicle we could neither diagnose the problem nor provide you with a 100% answer. 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 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 Vincent from AAP
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