Coolant temperature sensor location and replacement?

Tiny
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  • 2016 FORD F-150
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Check engine light is on telling me to replace the engine coolant sensor
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 AT 6:39 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) sensor is located a left center of the rear of the engine. I have included a set of engine sensors in the diagrams down below for you vehicle. If you have any other vehicle related questions, please, feel free to ask. It's what we do and why we are here.

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Alex
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
WAYNE1963
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  • V8
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Where is my coolant sensor located?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good evening,

The sensor is located at the back of the motor. I attached a picture for you to view.

Roy
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks Roy and I misspoke, I was meaning the cylinder head temperature sensor. Is it on the back like the 2014's?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Picture attached.

Roy
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks, recommendation on a socket.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Having a tough time getting the deep sockets I have over the fitting.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Never mind, and thanks for all your help with the diagram, found it impact socket that would work.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have pulled the code, P1289 and got the replacement part but need to figure out where it is located.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That code indicates you overheated. The first thing you need to do is check for a low coolant along with a coolant leak. Also make sure you have the correct coolant. Send a picture of the expansion level to see what's in there now. But please do a pressure leak test. Here is a link on how to do one:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My coolant is not low and I don t have a leak nor was my engine overheating when it shut down and went into safety mode. I just need the location of the sensor.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It said warning excessive coolant temperature but it wasn t hot. The engine was cold when it came on.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The part is a cylinder head temperature sensor.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

Remove the RH fender splash shield.
Refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

NOTE: Do not reuse the CHT sensor, install a new sensor.

Disconnect the CHT sensor electrical connector.
Remove and discard the CHT sensor.
Torque : 97 lb. In (11 Nm)
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Can you post a link to the fender splash guard removal? I have searched the site and cannot find it. Thanks
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here you go. Good luck with the repair.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do the clips in the first diagram unscrew or do they pop out? Also are they reusable or do I need replacements?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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All the plastic clips pop out.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 AT 3:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Problem solved. The part was easy to swap out. Took about 30 minutes from start to finish. I think I wasted more time looking for my ratchet. Thanks for the help.
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