Engine coolant temperature sensor location

Tiny
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  • 2016 FORD F-150
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,200 MILES
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, September 30th, 2019 AT 3:39 PM

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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, September 30th, 2019 AT 4:47 PM
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, September 30th, 2019 AT 4:52 PM
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, September 30th, 2019 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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The part is a cylinder head temperature sensor.
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Monday, September 30th, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
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, September 30th, 2019 AT 10:22 PM
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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Saturday, October 5th, 2019 AT 6:39 AM
Tiny
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Here you go. Good luck with the repair.
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Saturday, October 5th, 2019 AT 7:42 AM
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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Saturday, October 5th, 2019 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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All the plastic clips pop out.
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Saturday, October 5th, 2019 AT 9:11 AM
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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Sunday, October 6th, 2019 AT 5:20 PM

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