Coolant temp Sensor location?

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Old 08-02-08, 04:49 PM
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Coolant temp Sensor location?

Have 2002 V6 Mustang and got a code for coolant temp sensor (read at Autozone). Can someone point me to where the sensor is located? It is not on the intake near the thermostat housing. I believe I see a sensor located behind the power steering pump mounting bracket. Is that it? And how do you get to it?

Car is not overheating and no apparent leaks of coolant.

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Tony
 
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Old 08-02-08, 06:53 PM
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Not sure how much the 3.8 has changed over the years on the Stang, but here it is for a late 90's model.

Under hood, center, front engine area, driver side of water outlet base, mounted on cooling system air purge port.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 09:14 PM
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Mark, thanks, but it is not topside from what I can see. I got to get my hands on a shop manual or a cheepo Chiltons. I'll get under the car tomorrow and see if it what I see behind the power steering mounting bracket.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 09:31 PM
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Well I'm not sure where it would be as I'm not familiar with the car, if it's not screwed into water jackets in the intake I would check the block next.

One suggestion I've got is to search for a mustang forum. I know there are plenty out there for late model mustangs (hard to find knowledgeable ones on the older ones when I had mine), I've joined forums for specific types of vehicles I have and they are a great source for vehicle specific questions like this.
 
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Old 08-02-08, 09:35 PM
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Thanks, that's a good idea. I will check out the Mustang forums.

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The sensor behind the p/s is the oil sending unit.

The ect sould be in the intake manifold. The car also has a cylinderhead temp sensor, sould be at back of one of the heads.
 
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Thanks for all the help. It is at the back of the driver's side head.

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