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BWD Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT5029P 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.

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  • All products are tested and inspected in an ISO 9000-compliant environment
  • State-of-the-art designs that meet or exceed OE specifications
  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Material:Brass
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:2

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CARQUEST by BWDTemperature Sensor
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Price, Easy to Pick up at Store

By 

from Buckhead Atlanta

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BWD sensor

      By 

      from madiosn wi

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sensor:

          More robust than the factory ceramic sensor and cheaper.

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          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simple Install

          By 

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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

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          from McLean, Va.

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sensor:

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

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            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent

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            from florida

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Temperature Sensor:

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

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                (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Stopped Working within 2 months.

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                from NY

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great price

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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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                (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best fix

                By 

                from Bethlehem pa

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

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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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                  (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simple fix to an annoying problem!

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                  from Knoxville, IA

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy installation

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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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                      (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Replacement

                      By 

                      from Maine

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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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                        (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great fix for a saturn

                        By 

                        from queensbury, ny

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD 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

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                                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

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                                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

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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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