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BWD Temperature Sensor

Part No. WT3000P Warranty Details  
$17.39
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Designed with the professional installer in mind, BWD P-Series matches the original to compete with the OE and dealerships.

Product Features:
  • Direct-fit replacement ensures proper OE fit, form, and function
  • Manufactured using high-quality materials for durability and longevity
  • Undergoes extensive testing to ensure reliability
  • As a global manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Material:Brass
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:2

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BWDTemperature Sensor
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

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 (5), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fixed hard starting problem

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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

Very fast service.

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BWD Temperature Sensor:

I is so great that I can order items and they have them ready when I get there. Helpful time saver.

 
5.0

Proper Fit

By 

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Comments about BWD Temperature Sensor:

Works Great.

 
5.0

Definite buy

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BWD Temperature Sensor:

Has starting issues (code came up too). PERFECT part-very easy to put in. Use the RED permanex.

 
5.0

yes

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BWD Temperature Sensor:

great item

 
5.0

Temperature Sensor

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Temperature Sensor

 
5.0

good product

By 

from Plymouth WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fixed Problem
  • Great Price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BWD Temperature Sensor:

      great product simple to install fixed my problem as soon as installed. also came at a very reasonable price. I would recommend this product.

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      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good parts

      By 

      from port charlotte,fl

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about BWD 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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 13 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 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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          • No

          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good part

          By 

          from indiana

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about BWD 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fixed hard starting problem

            By 

            from west virginia

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Direct Fit

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BWD 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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                • Q:

                  Just got a thermostat and a fill service tune up on my 2002 Buick century and the temperature gauge keeps going over like its hot but it does not run hot can this be the problem on my vehicle
                  Asked on 3/20/2017 by Will from North Charleston South Carolina

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Will! Probably, this may not be a reason. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it, nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                    Answered on 3/22/2017 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  Can you tell me where the sensor is on a 2001 chevy cavalier with a 2.4 engine
                  Asked on 2/24/2017 by 26chevy from nj

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The Temperature sensor on your Cavalier is located right behind the alternator on the passenger side. You will have to reach out to a little clip to unplug the sensor.

                    Answered on 2/24/2017 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  If this sensor is bad or going bad, could it send false readings to the temperature gauge? I have a 1989 Chevy S-10, 4.3L V-6 with a digital dash. On a warmer day after a bit of highway driving, my gauge is blinking (260 degrees or more). But when I shoot the infrared thermometer anywhere on the block or hoses it doesn't read above 200 degrees. Also, what is the difference between the WT3000P and the WT3000 (besides $2.00)?
                  Asked on 4/1/2016 by jsg35 from Chesapeake,VA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Good question, Jsg35! Yes, the infrared thermometer is not totally accurate though as it's measuring the surface temperature only. You need to compare the sender's resistance versus actual temperature with a multimeter. The fit and function remains the same for both WT3000 and WT3000P. The only difference is WT3000 will be an exact O.E (Original Equipment) replacement while WT3000P matches the original, designed with the professional installer in mind. P-Series product competes with the OE and dealerships.

                    Answered on 4/5/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • 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
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