Coolant temp sensor location

Tiny
CBRACKEN
  • 2001 FORD ESCAPE

Engine Cooling problem 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 146000 miles

Where is the coolant temp sensor located on a 2001 ford escape v6 auto 4x4?

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The sensor is up near the front of the intake near the upper radiator hose. Here is a guide that will help you see what you are in for when changing the sensor. You will need to start by draining the coolant slightly.

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

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. We are here to help.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
RICKY927
  • 2002 FORD ESCAPE
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES

Can't locate any diagrams of the coolant temp sender that controls my inside gauge, it stays at halfway when I flip the key to on position after vehicle has been sitting a few days, and engine is cold.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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On back of rh cylinder head see pic

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, but is this the temp "sender" or temp "sensor", they sell both for my vehicle and I changed the temp sensor already, which I believe is shown in the diagram you sent, but I can't locate this sender, does my vehicle not have it, cause I can't find it, I was told that the "sensor" is for the computer, and the " sender" controls the gauge.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does the gauge move at all? These gauges are cheaply mass produced and go bad often, the cluster may need to be replaced with a rebuild unit.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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There is no sender the signal is received from the pcm which controls that gauge or it's run through what is called a can/bus system the only difference in parts is one is listed for a gauge and another isn't it mounts where the pic was

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes the gauge does move but stays at halfway point, when I start the vehicle or even just flip the key to the on position it goes to halfway and stays, even if the vehicle has been sitting for a few days and I know it's ice cold.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It sounds like the gauge is bad have you replaced the cluster?

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No, is it expensive, and its tough to get to.

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Tiny
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Might be the only way to fix it though

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WALKWILE
  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 143,000 MILES

I am looking for the location of the coolant temperature sensor. Is it the same as cylinder temperature sensor?

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Could you please message me back with the engine size and I will be happy to help you?

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