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Where are coolant temp sensors located?
The Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor can be located in a few places, depending on the vehicle and its manufacturer. It is most often located close to the thermostat of the cooling system or inside of it. The cooling system is located beneath the air intake pipe and behind the right cylinder.
What are the signs of a bad temperature sensor?
Symptoms of a bad or failing coolant temperature switch (sensor)
- Poor fuel economy. One of the first symptoms associated with a problem with the coolant temperature sensor is poor fuel economy.
- Black smoke from engine.
- Overheating engine.
- Check Engine Light comes on.
What happens when a fuel temperature sensor goes bad?
A faulty rail sensor may upset the air fuel ratio and cause the vehicle to experience performance issues such as a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel efficiency, and in some cases may even experience stalling.
Can I drive my car with a bad coolant temperature sensor?
It is possible to drive a vehicle with a faulty coolant temperature sensor as the management system defaults to a static reading. A vehicle’s coolant sensor is a critical component used by the engine management system. It directly affects, cooling and fueling of the engine and therefore affects how the engine performs.
Does the coolant temp sensor control the fan?
The sensor works by measuring the temperature that’s being given off by the thermostat and/or the coolant itself. The temperature is then sent to the on-board control system. As the control system receives the temperature from the CTS, it may trigger the cooling fan to either shut off or turn on.
Can you drive with a bad temperature sensor?
How do you check a temperature sensor?
- How to test a faulty thermocouple or resistance thermometer?
- Check if the -ve and +ve leads swapped.
- Check for any thermocouple cable wiring issues.
- Check for local heat source issues.
- Check Temperature Transmitter Settings.
- Check temperature controller settings.
- Troubleshooting temperature sensors with a multimeter.
Can you drive with a bad fuel sensor?
It’s going to be impossible to get your car to continue running for more than a few seconds at a time. Once you reach this point, you should not continue to drive your car around with a bad fuel rail pressure sensor in it.
How much does it cost to replace a coolant temperature sensor?
The average price for an engine temperature sensor replacement is between $150 and $193. Labor costs are between $82 and $105 while parts are between $66 and $88.
Can you drive a car without a temperature sensor?
Most automobile mechanics will tell you it is not a good idea to drive your car without a thermostat installed. If your thermostat becomes stuck in the closed position, though, this will cause your engine to overheat and make driving your car impossible.
Can you drive with a faulty coolant temperature sensor?
How do you check if cooling fans are working?
Unplug the fan connector closest to the fan. Make up some jumper cables. Then connect them directly, from the battery to the fan motor, to see if it spins. Consequently, if it does not spin it is blown.