I found the sensor today. It is located low behind the grill just to the left of the license plate bracket as you look at the front of the Van. It is no wheres near parallel with the alternator.
Looks like it is located behind the grille, forward of the radiator core support. It has to be isolated from engine compartment temperature, so it will be where fresh air can hit it.
What made it difficult was Ford sending me the wrong part and me using the incorrect part as a guide for the part to be replaced.
Being a Ford, I am sure I will be replacing this piece again anyways.
The black cylinder object is the correct sensor. The yellow black is not what you want.
Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 5:50 PM