Do you know where the coolant temp sensor is located?

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BRENT HAWKINS
  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • 160 MILES

I have a 16V-Zetec ZTS Ford Focus. Car is running rough. Skipping and bucking during acceleration. Weather has turned cooler and car is beginning to idle rough also. Check engine light is on. Code P0125. Coolant Temp Sensor. Cant find the sensor to replace.

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Saturday, September 17th, 2011 AT 3:13 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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DTC P0125 : Check Engine Coolant Level

This DTC indicates ECT sensor has not reached the required temperature level to enter closed loop operating conditions within a specified amount of time after starting engine. Possible causes for this fault are:

Insufficient Engine Warm-Up Time
Thermostat Leaking Or Stuck Open
Malfunctioning CHT Or ECT Sensor
Low Coolant Level

Check and repair cooling system as necessary.

A Cylinder Head Temperature sensor is used instead of an ECT.

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Saturday, September 17th, 2011 AT 3:36 PM
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BEV SINGLEY
  • 2002 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES

Where is the water temperature sensor located at on the car listed above it is the SE 2.0 z tech?

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

The engine coolant temperature sensor is located in the cylinder head toward the front of the engine. Here is a guide and some diagrams (below) to help you get the job done.

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

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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VLADIMIR3233
  • 2001 FORD FOCUS

I have a ford focus from the year 2001 and have noticed that the coolant temperature sensor is not working anymore, but as much as I look I cant find where it is located and if I find it, I need to know step by step how to change it, please help

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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IMPALASS
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Hello - I need to know the exact model and size of your engine in liter. What I have given you is for a Ford Focus LX 2.0L. There are no procedures for this. Disconnect the electrical plug and using a wrench unscrew. Install new one.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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LYNNIE13
  • 2003 FORD FOCUS
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES

Where is the coolant temp sensor located on 2003 ford focus

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (2.0L SOHC)

At top rear of engine.

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:55 AM (Merged)
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ILONI34
  • 2000 FORD FOCUS

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100 miles

where is the coolant temperature sensor located?

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 8:56 AM (Merged)
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. Near water outlet. Follow upper radiator hose as it snakes its way under the intake plenum. Sensor is either located on the water outlet itself (some models) or on the engine block/head near the water outlet.

Easiest (Hmmmph.) Way to access it is to remove the passenger side headlight assembly. The headlight assembly is just a chore to take off; Just when you think you have the easy screws dismounted from the top, there's a "hidden" 10mm bolt behind the moulded bumper which can only be accessed from underneath.

. Enjoy.

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