1991 Honda Accord Please help ! Cel code 6

Tiny
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Electrical problem
1991 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a trouble code 6 it means" coolant temp sensor "

So I bought one Brand new and installed it, but after reseting the ecu the Check engine light STIll comes up.

I've checked the wiring as best as I could.

Could you tell me what else to look for?

Thanks for any help- : )
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Saturday, April 18th, 2009 AT 1:56 PM

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Tiny
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Where was the sensor located that you replaced?

Your vehicle has a cooling fan switch and an engine coolant temperature sensor. These sensors are identical and sometimes people confuse them up.

Also, you may not of reset the ECU properly. Try unplugging the ECU fuse for a few minutes.
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Saturday, April 18th, 2009 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply !

I have another question /
Why would it be running rich on start up?
But when it warms up it STOPS smoking ( black smoke )?

What should I look for?
Thank you for any help.
Rob.
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
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This is a bit tricky on a 91.

I would check to see if you are in need of a tune-up (spark plugs, wires, ignition cap and rotor)

Also, you may want to check for ECT (coolant temperature sensor) to see if it is providing the proper parameters to the ECU
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Well thanks for the help !

We replaced the coolant temp. Sensor because that's what the cel (code 6 ) said was wrong with it. After reseting the computer the check engine light comes back on after running it for awhile, with the same code 6.

The coolant sensor we replaced is the one below the distributor, It has 2 wires going to it.

How should I trouble shoot this? I have a multimeter on hand to help.

Thanks bro. :)
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 1:18 PM
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The ECU provides both power and ground to the sensor.

Green/yellow is ground, the red/wht wire is power when the key is on RUN II.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 6:57 PM

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