Location of the coolant temperature sensor

Tiny
BENSTER30
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  • 2004 FORD F-150
Engine Mechanical problem V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

need to find the location of the temp sending unit. My check engine light is on due to this sender not functioning correctly. 2004 f150 new style and mine is on the front of the engine block on the bottom. Seems like mine is a 2004 1/2. Like to have never found it and they kept trying to sell me the wrong one. It is smaller than the parts house tried to sell me. It is underneath, bind radiator on front of block.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 10:28 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

The coolant temperature or cylinder head temperature sensor is located near the front of the engine, Here are some diagrams (below) that will show you where they are.

This guide will help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

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

IMAGES OF THE SENSOR LOCATIONS CLICK BELOW

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

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
BOBCAT9095
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Engine problem V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 49000 miles

Where is the coolant sensor located? It is a 5.4 engine. Thanks
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hello,

The engine coolant sensor is located near the front of the engine on the drivers side. Here is a guide that will give you an idea on what you are in for when doing the job.

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

Here is the diagram (BELOW)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOLPHUS
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  • 2004 FORD F-150
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Where is a coolant temperature sensor located on a Ford F-150?
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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My info shows this for the 5.4L. Cylinder head temp sensor, back side of cylinder head on the passenger's side.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
QTIME
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
Electrical problem
2000 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

where is the coolant sensor on a 5.4l engine. I found the what I believe is the cylinder temp sensor by the alt. In the driver inside head. I am not showing any temputure on gauge ( top hose is hot), and the engine is runnning with high rpms. Truck starts fine when cold, but when warm, have to hold pedal down ( like it is flooding), then runs at 1500 rpm in netrul.
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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SKINNYDNN
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

where is the coolant temp sensor 2000 f150 4.2 liter
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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ECT sensor is threaded into the heater outlet fitting or coolant passage
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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ROY SHORT
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
Engine Cooling problem
2001 Ford F150 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

i have a ford f150 with a 4.2 v six I need to know where the ecm coolant sensor is located on the engine my book showes at thermostat housing but it not there thanks
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The book is correct; however, if it isn't there, check on the cylender heads.
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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RLH451963
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Could you please tell me the location of it so I can replace it.
Thank You
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
OBXAUTOMEDIC
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Hello,

If you follow the upperradiator hose to the engine it will be located within a few inches of the thermostat housing it may also be located in the thermostat housing.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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PLEV
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
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  • 143,000 MILES
Computer problem
2001 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 143000 miles

My check engine light came on. The mechanic did a diagnostic check and determined the water temperature senser to the computer was bad. I bought one at NAPA and figured I would put it in. The problem is I can not locate the senser. I thought it would be located next to the thermostat, but it's not. Do you know where this senser is located?
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 AT 7:33 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) Sensor (4.2L)On left side of engine.
Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) Sensor (4.6L)On top front of engine.
Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) Sensor (5.4L)On top front of engine
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