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CARQUEST by BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT3000P Warranty Details  

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This temperature sensor's design specifies tight tolerance thermistor response valves to help ensure accurate temperature measurements and promote proper part operation.
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BWDCoolant Temperature Sensor
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (18)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (8)
  • Large cars (5)
  • Small cars (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fixed my problem

96 GMC Sonoma would not re-start when hot outside with engine warmed. This CT sensor fixed that and was easly installed into the thermostat housing.

96 GMC Sonoma would not re-start when hot outside with engine warmed. This CT sensor fixed that and was easly installed into the thermostat housing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Direct OEM replacement

If your car is running rough, high fuel consumption, hestitation try a new coolant temp sensor. ECM gets signal from ECTs as to temp of engine. If inncorrect, the ECM trys cool...Read complete review

If your car is running rough, high fuel consumption, hestitation try a new coolant temp sensor. ECM gets signal from ECTs as to temp of engine. If inncorrect, the ECM trys cool temp or warm temp fuel/air mixtures that are not correct for the engines actual temp. Solved much of my running rough issues. Cheap part as well [$] or so.

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good parts

By 

from port charlotte,fl

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

    at first thought was it worth it so i try wow it good parts and i am glad that i got these it work great and less problem

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    • No

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    (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect factory replacement

    By 

    from Hunlock Creek , PA

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

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

      This was used in a 1994 full size Chevy Blazer with a 5.7L , I was doing an engine swap for a friend and the old sensor was broken during the engine removal. This was the perfect replacement part. This sensor goes into the intake manifold next to the thermostat housing. Fit great , installed in seconds , and worked as designed.

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good part

      By 

      from indiana

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      Level 4

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

        This temperature sensor is identical to the OEM one in my Lesabre. Looks well made and installed easily. Seems to be working correctly so far, with no issues. It did not cure my problem of the temp light being on and the cooling fans running constantly. That issue was with the ECM. So I can't fault this sensor.
        I read that a bad temp sensor can cause poor running and starting issues, so do your research and have the code(s) checked as well. Advance Auto is always willing to do this service for free.

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        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fixed hard starting problem

        By 

        from west virginia

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        Level 3

        Pros

        • Direct Fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

            This part was used on a 2001 chevy blazer, 4.3. Coolant sensor is a little difficult to get to, compared to most vehicles. It is located on the drive side of the block, right behind the steering shaft. I gained access from the drive side wheel well, using a 13/16 deep well with a universal joint on an extension. New sensor threaded in with no problems. It immediately fixed my problems of hard starting and rough idle. The computer did display a code indicating a faulty sensor. I replaced this while also replacing a bad water pump, so I already had the coolant drained. I would recommend draining the coolant below the sensor port if possible, because at least for me, I would not be able to quickly switch the new sensor with the old, given the difficult location. Therefore, there would be a lot of coolant loss, and it sits right above the spark plugs and manifold.

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            (17 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fixed my idle an start problem.

            By 

            from Tennessee

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars

              Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

              Super good price. Fixed idle when truck was warm. Fixed hard to start when warm. Thank You!

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              • No

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              (18 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Still working on problem

              By 

              from Huntsville, Al

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                This sending unit did not solve my problem, but I am not taking it back. I am sure that it is a very good part and the people at Advance Auto Parts were more than helpful. I love the easy on-line ordering.

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                (16 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                It don,t work right

                By 

                from Mount Carmel Tn

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                  It won't let the service engine light go off . I took it back got a new one and it still doesn't make the light go off . i am getting very sick take it out and it and I won,t fix it

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                  (20 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works good.

                  By 

                  from Holland, MI

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                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                      It's working pretty good. No moving parts, and seems well made so it should last a while.

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                      (19 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Be Careful

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                            Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                            Product is fine, but please be careful when reinstalling. I installed mine yesterday and cracked my intake. Don't over tighten!!

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                            (19 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good part.

                            By 

                            from Charlestown, IN

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                            3 or more reviews submitted

                            Pros

                            • Well made

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement part

                              Comments about BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor:

                              Great replacement part for a faulty OEM unit. Like the fact that the threads have sealer on them to keep sensor from leaking.

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                              • Q:

                                Where is this product located? I have a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1 Engine. Thanks.
                                Asked on 6/29/2015 by Sumri from Chicago IL

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  I'm glad to help you, Sumri! I have forwarded the location image of the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor - Part No. WT3000P on a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina to your email address so you can take a look on that for more information.

                                  Answered on 6/29/2015 by Solomon
                              • Q:

                                At what temperature does this turn the fan on at?
                                Asked on 4/7/2015 by Mitch from Louisville, KY

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  I'm happy to help, Mitch! This BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor (Part No. WT3000P) does not control the fan directly. It provides a reading to the powertrain control module by changing resistance with temperature. This allows the PCM to adjust fuel injection, ignition timing, variable valve timing and transmission shifting based on the temperature of the engine. It sounds like you may be looking for a fan switch.

                                  BWD provides additional information about coolant temperature sensors here: http://eaccess.smpcorp.com/eCatalogs/Downloads/EMD/BWDJTF_COOLANT-TEMP-SENSORS.PDF

                                  Answered on 4/7/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                              • Q:

                                What size deep socket do I need for removal of old one and installation of the new one? 2003 Buick Century
                                Asked on 2/9/2015 by Jerry98 from Ohio

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  I'm happy to answer you, Jerry98! You'll need 3/4 inch socket to replace this sensor.

                                  Answered on 2/10/2015 by Solomon
                              • Q:

                                Where is this located on a 2005 dodge ram 1500 v8?
                                Asked on 1/17/2015 by Big Dan

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Big Dan, 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 30042.

                                  Answered on 1/17/2015 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where is this at on a 2003 Chevrolet impala ls 3.8
                                Asked on 11/2/2014 by wayne from maiden nc

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Wayne, glad to help you! You should locate the coolant temperature sensor to the left of the hose going into the bottom front of the intake. You just follow the upper radiator hose down to the intake manifold. The wiring and sensor may be covered with a heat shield on your 2003 Chevrolet Impala LS.

                                  Answered on 11/4/2014 by Solomon
                              • Q:

                                Where is this p/n WT3000P located on 97 Chevy S 10 pickup 4.3L........ Please send me pics, videos and instruction on how to install....


                                Thank you much....... T Bartell
                                Asked on 5/24/2014 by Tone from Middletown, CT

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Tone, happy to help! This part should be located on the drivers side of engine. This is the location of the one that goes to the temperature gauge. 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 5/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where do this part go in a chevy venture 2000
                                Asked on 4/25/2014 by Jonnita from United States

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Jonnita, glad to assist you! The coolant temperature sensor should be located on the passenger side radiator, just right by the battery. It should look like a square sensor with a two wire plug in. 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 4/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Does this product fit the 1999 Chevrolet S-10 with the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine, or is this one for the 4.3L V6?
                                Asked on 1/24/2014 by Jake

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Jake, glad to assist you! This part is an exact fit for 1999 Chevrolet S-10 with 2.2L and 4.3L engines.

                                  Answered on 1/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
                              • Q:

                                where is this part located on a bonniville , pontiac
                                Asked on 12/30/2013 by drb from Ga

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi drb, great question! The coolant temperature sensor on your Pontiac Bonneville would be located underneath the throttle body by driver's side of the engine.

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

                                What is the torque for a coolant temperature sensor?
                                Asked on 12/26/2013 by Di from Genoa, MI

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  Hi Di, glad to assist you! For further assisting regarding the BWD Coolant Temperature Sensor (Part No. WT3000P), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                                  Answered on 12/27/2013 by Steve from AAP
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