Location of coolant temp sensor

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 88,000 MILES
Hi, could you tell me where the coolant temp sensor is located on my car please. I changed thermostat and put new coolant in but car is still running cold and using more fuel than it should. Thank you.
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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 3:36 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here are the engine coolant temperature sensor locations for both the 4 and 6 cylinder engines along with ta guide to show you what you are in for when changing the sensors out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolant-temperature-sensor-cts-replacement

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 3:48 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the information I love this site BTW.
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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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Below the distributor, next to sending unit.
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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
My car is the four cylinder two wheel drive automatic with 190,000 miles. It experiencing symptoms of a bad coolant sensor and I would like to replace it myself, but I cannot figure out where exactly it is located. A photo will help. Thanks!
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2559.jpg

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you for the illustration, it helps me figure out which is which.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Would you know the product code of the engine coolant temperature sensor for the my car? At Advanceautoparts I bought the ECT sensor with a product code WT5009 and it is not the same fit. They asked me if this is for the computer system or the cooling system.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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O.E.M #37870-PK2-005.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I cannot find that code. The ECT sensor at Advance Auto Parts that I bought has a code of WT5009 which does not fit and the other one that I searched online was WT680.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Those are the different companies part numbers they use for their systems, the actual OEM Honda part number is what I listed last post.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RYANVUE
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 145,000 MILES
My car (4 cyl 96 honda accord ex) stalled when I pressed on the clutch at normal op temp, run normal when cold though. What I have done to it: cleaned throttle body parts, replaced egr valve, ignition coil, crank pulley, coolant temp sensor, spark plugs and wires. The car had no CEL, can't find any vacuum leak, and clutch still okay. I might change the distributor cap and crank ps (no code on it though). I also found the bottom chain cover was cut by the belt when replacing the crank pulley. Any advices on what I should do next?
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Please see encircled item on the photo. Is that what I need to replace when my radiator fan is still on even after the engine is off? I noticed a decrease in engine power as well as increase in fuel consumption. Thank you for the help. what tool will I need to replace it? Thanks again.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560077_FSCN0411_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/560077_FSCN0412_1.jpg

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check fuel pressure. Check for spark when it wont start. Make sure the timing belt is good as well.

One other thing, make sure the coolant level is good. Hondas are finicky with low coolant level causing idle issues.

Roy
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No, faulty radiator fan relay would be the cause of that issue.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The car doesn't have an idle issue, the car can be restart every time it stalled. The car stalls whenever I press on the clutch when at normal temp. Fuel pressure and coolant lvl are normal. I'm afraid there might be internal leak, the coolant sealer, or electrical problem. I just don't know what's up.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have a photo where it is? Is it the same as the radiator fan switch?
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The fact that it stalls is an idle issue.

What is the fuel pressure?

There is an idle control motor on the throttle body that could be an issue.

Roy
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is a relay, some may call it a switch though. it is located in picture below.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_651.jpg

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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51 psi and I've cleaned and re-adjusted idle valve and the fast idle valve. Car only has the problem when warm up. Shouldn't idle problem be at all temps? Should I replace the idle control motor?
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are great and very helpful. Can we have the fan relay and the power window relay interchange? They have the same twelve volt amperage.
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