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BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT5029P 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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Connector Gender:Female

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BWDEngine Coolant Temperature Sensor
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small cars (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Price, Easy to Pick up at Store

    Perfect fit for my 1995 Saturn SL2. Order the part on line and picked it up at store, they had it in stock, best price. I had "SERVICE ENGINE SOON"...Read complete review

    Perfect fit for my 1995 Saturn SL2. Order the part on line and picked it up at store, they had it in stock, best price. I had "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" showing cade 73 for faulty coolant temperature sensor. The coolant temperature was risiing whenever I stop at trafic light or in slow traffic and come back to normal when driving at normal speed. Replacing this part solved the problem and the code. It was easy to replace, see YOUTUBE for instructions, make sure engine is cool before you try to remove old one. Car still have two more codes to be delt with. Code 32 for EGR Valve and 53 for I think Oxygen sensor. I am not worried about these codes because the car is working fine. No problem at all. Mechanic told me air passage to the EGR valve need to be cleaned, may be the fuel injector cleaner will do the job, we will see. About the oxygen sensor, may need to be cleaned too since it is in the exhaust manyfold and bound to get dirty from the exhause fumes. ANY SUGGESTION?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Stopped Working within 2 months.

    worked fine upon installation, but within two months the sensor was defective. The car started throwing the same code it was prior. it looks as though most people have had good luck with...Read complete review

    worked fine upon installation, but within two months the sensor was defective. The car started throwing the same code it was prior. it looks as though most people have had good luck with this part, but I have not.

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    5.0

    Best Price, Easy to Pick up at Store

    By Kaku

    from Buckhead Atlanta

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

        Perfect fit for my 1995 Saturn SL2. Order the part on line and picked it up at store, they had it in stock, best price. I had "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" showing cade 73 for faulty coolant temperature sensor. The coolant temperature was risiing whenever I stop at trafic light or in slow traffic and come back to normal when driving at normal speed. Replacing this part solved the problem and the code. It was easy to replace, see YOUTUBE for instructions, make sure engine is cool before you try to remove old one. Car still have two more codes to be delt with. Code 32 for EGR Valve and 53 for I think Oxygen sensor. I am not worried about these codes because the car is working fine. No problem at all. Mechanic told me air passage to the EGR valve need to be cleaned, may be the fuel injector cleaner will do the job, we will see. About the oxygen sensor, may need to be cleaned too since it is in the exhaust manyfold and bound to get dirty from the exhause fumes. ANY SUGGESTION?

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        • No

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        5.0

        BWD sensor

        By agriebel

        from madiosn wi

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            More robust than the factory ceramic sensor and cheaper.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simple Install

            By Artee

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

            Level 2

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                  Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  This piece was relatively easy to install. The hardest part was just getting my hands down there to remove the wiring harness.
                  (If you have a 13mm Deep Socket, will make this job much easier for you.)
                  The threads come with teflon already applied to prevent coolant from leaking out. This is nice, because coolant leaking out onto the wiring harness is what can cause this part to fail.
                  Escescise caution when installing this piece. Thread it in gently by hand until snug, and just give it a little turn with the socket wrnech...Don't overdo it.

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                  5.0

                  Better than the OE

                  By Jim Haines

                  from McLean, Va.

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • High-Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars

                    Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                    This part in much improved over the oe that leaks coolant in to pigtail and harness

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                    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent

                    By chris

                    from florida

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                    Level 4

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                        Use this to replace your old broken resin sensor. 95 Saturn

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                        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Stopped Working within 2 months.

                        By skleve

                        from NY

                        About Me Casual Driver

                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great price

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                        worked fine upon installation, but within two months the sensor was defective. The car started throwing the same code it was prior. it looks as though most people have had good luck with this part, but I have not.

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                        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best fix

                        By Kaos1027

                        from Bethlehem pa

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

                        Verified Buyer
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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Cars

                          Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                          Easy to install if ur temp gauge dose not go over 1/4 of the way then replace old resin tip sensor with this brass one you heat will be kicking once you switch over to a fully brass one if your changing a thermostat might as well change this also will be a huge difference

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                          (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Simple fix to an annoying problem!

                          By dragon_slayer79

                          from Knoxville, IA

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 3

                          Pros

                          • Easy installation

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                              Replaced this sensor on my 1992 Saturn SL1 because the radiator fan would only come on when the AC was on. I put it off until I got caught in traffic one day and over heated and blew my radiator. After replacing my radiator this sensor was put on the short list and now I must say that I kick myself for not doing it sooner. Such a cheap and easy fix for a problems that can cost you hundreds. Fan now kicks on like it's supposed to and all is good again.

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                              (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Replacement

                              By Burtmeister

                              from Maine

                              About Me Casual Driver

                              Verified Buyer
                              Helpful Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Cars

                                Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                                Easy to change, and fixed the high rpm that the car was experiencing at idle. Also has the teflon tape, or similar, already applied to threads so was a simple repair job.

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                                (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                great fix for a saturn

                                By ddeuces22

                                from queensbury, ny

                                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                                    this was a great fix for the cracked ECTS saturns a notorious for. I like the fact that they have sealant on the threads to prevent leaking coolant

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                                    • Q:

                                      I also need to replace the connector that plugs into this ects, which part number is the electrical connector?

                                      Thanks
                                      Asked on 2/2/2014 by Bwab

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        Hi Bwab, glad to help you! To locate the exact engine coolant temperature sensor connector, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                                        Answered on 2/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      how does the wire plug come off of the sensor?
                                      Asked on 7/12/2013 by Ray from Baltimore

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor - Part No. WT5029, lead wire that is located at the top of the terminal. When removing it, pry off the clips with a flat screwdriver without breaking the tabs. Pull the wire and set it in a place where it is out of the way. Any problems with the wire while removing and you will need to replace it. 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 7/13/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      THIS IS THE UPPER TEMPERATURE SENSOR, IT CONTROLS THE GUAGE SO THAT EVERYONE LOOKING KNOWS

                                      SOURCE: LIVE CHAT AGENT JUNIOR
                                      Asked on 3/13/2013 by Henry

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        We greatly appreciate your taking time to submit a review on this BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT5029. 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 3/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      specs lists only female, at what temp does this part number activate/engage?
                                      Asked on 12/6/2012 by taraus from lebanon

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        This BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor -(Part No. WT5029) is the sensor that sends the temperature readings to the Engine control unit and to temperature gauge on the dashboard in some vehicles. The part that I believe you are talking about is the heater control valve or the coolant temperature switch that opens and closes the heater control valve. 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 12/7/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      I've a '97 SL2 which wasn't producing heat unless I added collant every couple of days (I also had a major oil leak). The leak is now fixed, ... the thermostat changed and fresh coolant was put in. Great heat but my dashboard temp light keeps coming on. Since I'm getting heat, and assume it's no longer boiling out as there is still coolant in the resivoir, ... beside a blockage in the radiator would this part sause a problem if it was well past it's prime? I've never changed it and don't know if my mechanic ever did.
                                      Asked on 11/19/2012 by Dexter from Chicopee, Massachusetts

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Yes, the coolant temperature sensor should be the possible cause of the problem on your 1997 Saturn SL2. 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 11/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Is this the same sensor as the ECTS,(Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor) which controls the rich/lean mixture on a Saturn SL2?
                                      Asked on 2/25/2012 by Steve from Galion, OH

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Yes, it is the same sensor as that of the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor present in the Saturn SC series (91-02).

                                        Answered on 2/25/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      This is brass, correct?
                                      Asked on 2/17/2012 by Matty from Johnstown, PA

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Yes, this BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor Part number WT5029 is made of Brass. In order to check the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                                        Answered on 2/17/2012 by Steve from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      how hard is it to change
                                      Asked on 1/15/2011 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        Well this all depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes 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 2/18/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      Does this sensor also control the gage reading in the dash?
                                      Asked on 12/7/2010 by rigger83 from Abilene, KS

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        It can, depends on your vehicle.

                                        Answered on 12/8/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                                    • Q:

                                      would a bad sensor stop the car from sparking?
                                      Asked on 10/24/2010 by Anonymous

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        I do not believe so.

                                        Answered on 10/25/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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