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CARQUEST by 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
Terminal Gender:Male

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BWDEngine Coolant Temperature Sender
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (2)

78%

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 (8)

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(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 Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

      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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      (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 Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

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

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        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Simple

        By 

        from New Jersey

        About Me Competitive Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

            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.

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            • No

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            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 Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

            Work good as expected

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            • No

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            (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 Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

                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

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                (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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                Level 3

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

                  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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                  4.0

                  worked OK

                  By 

                  from buffalo new york

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

                        Product worked and fit properly ,just wished it was made in USA vs China.Price was no different between this and others that were Usa made

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        BWD coolant temp sensor

                        By 

                        from salem,ohio

                        About Me Truck Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer
                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • High-Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Trucks

                          Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

                          Again BWD quality. easy to install.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Coolant Temp Sensor

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                          from lakeland, florida (FEAR THE SPEAR!!!)

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • High-Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BWD Engine Coolant Temperature Sender:

                              [...] the best price of all retailers that were searched.

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                              • Casual Driver
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                              29 Questions | 31 Answers
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                              • Q:

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

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  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
                              • Q:

                                Where is the sensor located on a 2006 chevy impala with 3.9L motor?
                                Asked on 9/20/2012 by Spud from Cullman,Al.

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  The coolant temperature sensor on your 2006 Chevrolet Impala should be located on the driver side of the engine block, forward and above the transmission. 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 9/20/2012 by Rick from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Where is the coolant temperature sensor on a 2005 Chevy equinox AWD?
                                Asked on 7/7/2012 by Colleen from Barryton, MI

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  The Coolant Temperature Sensor on your 2005 Chevrolet Equinox should be located at the rear of the engine where the transmission meets the engine behind the exhaust crossover pipe. It is screwed into the rear cylinder head. 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 7/8/2012 by Ralph from AAP
                              • Q:

                                what is the size of the wrench need it to pull it out/in... and do you guys have it?
                                Asked on 3/18/2012 by peter from hialeah, fl

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  In order to best answer your question, our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                                  Answered on 3/19/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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