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BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge

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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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CARQUEST by BWDTemperature Sender With Gauge
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
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    • Casual driver (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
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    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Replace this when you replace thermostat

It's only a few bucks, and if you are replacing your thermostat you'll be looking right at this sensor the whole time. Might as well replace it while you're under there - then you'll...Read complete review

It's only a few bucks, and if you are replacing your thermostat you'll be looking right at this sensor the whole time. Might as well replace it while you're under there - then you'll know your coolant system will be keeping your engine in the prime operating temperature band.

These sensors don't go as routinely and predictably as thermostats, but they do die. If your thermostat has lasted 100k-150k miles or more, when you replace the 'stat you won't be doing that again for the life of your truck. Wouldn't it stink if 10k miles later you get the same codes because the ECT sensor has gone?

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wrong size

was not even close to fitting wrong size

was not even close to fitting wrong size

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5.0

temp gauge barely indicating a temp

By 

from Powder Springs, GA

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

      1995 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 3.0l 6. Temp gauge would indicate little temp. when warmed up. Tried thermostat that did not solve problem. Tried this temp sending unit and gauge started to indicated normal temp.. Solved my problem.

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      5.0

      Works Fine

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      from CNY

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      3 or more reviews submitted

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      • Easy To Use

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          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

          Put in a 1974 F100 with a 390. Works perfect.

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          5.0

          Fixes Erratic Temperature Gauge Readings

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          from Clermont, Fl

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

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            • Trucks

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

            Used to fix low gauge readings on 1995 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD. I feel good knowing my engine is running at its proper operating temperatures.

            When installing make sure you keep turning it until it starts getting hard to turn.

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            5.0

            Perfect

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            from Port Richey, Fl

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                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                Perfect fit, no problems. Fixed my issue.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Temp. Gauge Sensor

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                from Englewood, CO

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                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                  Replaced with Part No. WT5058Z. This sensor goes to the temp gauge. My gauge would consistently stay on the low side. Once I replaced with this sensor; back in NORMAL.

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                  5.0

                  Fixed my problem!

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                  from Bryson City, NC

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                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                    I diagnosed the defective sensor by shorting the single wire connector to ground while an assistant watched the temp gauge to ensure full swing with key on. Don't peg the gauge to the hot side though. Drain about half the coolant, remove old sensor, screw in and tighten new unit. DON'T use any sealant on the threads as this'll block electrical flow to ground. Works fine as best I know so far. Fixed my problem.

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                    5.0

                    This is for the panel gauge only

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                    from Clifton Park, NY

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                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                      This is in a real tight space. You will need a socket and a way to turn it. Maybe a U-joint or some other flexible extension.

                      This sensor works the gauge on the dash.

                      The other one next to it works the computer.

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                      1.0

                      wrong size

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                      from bayonne nj

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                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

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                          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                          was not even close to fitting wrong size

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                          5.0

                          Replace this when you replace thermostat

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                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                            It's only a few bucks, and if you are replacing your thermostat you'll be looking right at this sensor the whole time. Might as well replace it while you're under there - then you'll know your coolant system will be keeping your engine in the prime operating temperature band.

                            These sensors don't go as routinely and predictably as thermostats, but they do die. If your thermostat has lasted 100k-150k miles or more, when you replace the 'stat you won't be doing that again for the life of your truck. Wouldn't it stink if 10k miles later you get the same codes because the ECT sensor has gone?

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                            4.0

                            Works just fine

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                            from Tennessee

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                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sender With Gauge:

                            Seems to work just fine

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                            • Q:

                              would this cause gauge not to work?
                              Asked on 4/7/2015 by minimooch from woonsocket R.I

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                                A:

                                Yes, Minimooch, a bad coolant temperature sender will cause gauge not to work. However, 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 4/7/2015 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              where does this switch get installed? what is the location? I cannot find one to replace it on the vehicle even though this is the correct switch. Is there a diagram to show me?
                              Asked on 10/19/2014 by DONA from United States

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                                A:

                                Hi DONA! Since you don't mention the specific vehicle, it's hard to say for sure. To give you the correct information I would need the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                Answered on 10/20/2014 by Solomon
                            • Q:

                              Is this sender a factory replacement for a 1989 f250 5.0 ?
                              Asked on 10/15/2014 by Jon from Coventry, ri

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                                A:

                                Hi Jon, glad to help you! This part is an Exact fit for your 1989 Ford F-250 5.0L.

                                Answered on 10/16/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 1994 ford ranger xl 3.0 liter I put this in and found a little drip under it maybe I did not turn it all the way in was there any kind of sealant or anything like that I was suppose to put on this before installing it thanks
                              Asked on 4/29/2014 by dave from waynesboro pa

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                                A:

                                I'm happy to help, Dave! In your 1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L it is recommended to use some type of sealant to prevent leaking. Most often it's a silicone sealant such as Part No. 81158 or PTFE sealant such as Part No. 80631. I suggest checking a repair manual for the appropriate thread sealant for your application, Haynes Part No. 36071.

                                Answered on 5/1/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 1988 Ford Escort EXP and would like to know the location of this sensor. Also, is this the sensor that sends information to the dashboard temp gauge?
                              Asked on 2/27/2014 by LD Silver

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                                A:

                                Hi LD, glad to help you! The Coolant Temperature Sender/sensor is located in the thermostat housing, and this sensor provides information to the dashboard temp gauge. I see that BWD Coolant Temperature Sender, part #WT386P does not fit your 1998 Ford Escort, we have an alternate part - BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender, part #WT724 which is an exact fit for your vehicle.

                                Answered on 2/27/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 1988 Ford Escort EXP and I would like to know the location of this sensor and is this the sensor that provides tnformation to the dashboard temp gauge?
                              Asked on 2/27/2014 by LD Silver

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                                A:

                                Hi LD, glad to help you! The Coolant Temperature Sender/sensor is located in the thermostat housing, and this sensor provides information to the dashboard temp gauge. I see that BWD Coolant Temperature Sender, part #WT386P does not fit your 1998 Ford Escort, we have an alternate part - BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender, part #WT724 which is an exact fit for your vehicle.

                                Answered on 2/27/2014 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Where is the coolant temp sender located on a 1990 Ford f250 4.9Lt
                              6 Cyl in line
                              Asked on 10/18/2013 by Chad from Youngsville,N.C.

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                                A:

                                Hi Chad, my answer to your question on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sender - part# WT386P is that the coolant temperature sensor on your 1990 Ford F250 for the gauge would be located in the thermostat housing, the one for the ECM would be on the top of the intake manifold on the forward end near the thermostat housing.

                                Answered on 10/18/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              wt-386Z has certain ohms open or closed what is it on P and what is it on WT-386?
                              Im not sure I was given the right one. Or does it matter? Would a OEM be any different?
                              This is in a 1990 Ford Mustang v-8 302.
                              Asked on 7/12/2013 by Frank from Pittsboro,NC

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                                A:

                                The BWD Coolant Temperature Sender - Part No. WT386P meets the original equipment specification of your 1990 Ford Mustang V8 302. The sender closes at 100 degrees Fahrenheit 176 Ohms with 7 percent tolerance, open at 220 degrees Fahrenheit 24.1 Ohms with 15 percent tolerance. 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 7/15/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              whats the difference with the P and whats the difference without the P 386-p or 386
                              Asked on 7/12/2013 by Frank from Pittsboro,NC

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                                A:

                                The BWD Coolant Temperature Sender - Part No. WT386P is from the BWD's P series line of premium products which meets the Original equipment specifications. And the BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender - Part No. WT386 is from the BWD select line of product which exceeds the Original Equipment specifications. This is the only difference between these parts. 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 7/15/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Is it neccessary to drain some (or all) coolant out before removing old sensor? I have a 1995 Ford Explorer.
                              Asked on 3/3/2013 by Joey

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                                A:

                                Yes, with reference to your inquiry on the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - part# WT386P, it is recommended to drain coolant out before removing the old coolant temperature sensor from your Ford Explorer. 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 3/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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