2004 Honda Civic Coolant Sensor wires.

Tiny
TERESA1980
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  • 2004 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 42,000 MILES
My check engine light went on- and I took it to AutoZone for free Analysis and was told to check this Coolant Sensor.
I had my father look at it- and there are two hoses come out of the radiator (i think)- the one that has the wires going to the sensor are completely disconnected- not sure how it happened-
But I also noticed the other hose- that has 6 or 8 wires plugging into something else- has 2 of the wires disconnected. I am not sure what this hose is plugging into.
Does anyone have a diagram of this area?
Also- if I buy the Electronic Coolant Sensor does it come with the wires to connect?

Thanks!


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Monday, July 14th, 2008 AT 3:54 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Teresa1980,

Don't buy the sensor, it is not the fault. The wire at the connector is broken.

Join up the wires and the problem would be solved.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, but the problem seems to be there that there isnt enough wire coming out of the connector to be able to join them together.

When I went to the auto parts store they told me they dont even sell this part.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
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Hi Teresa1980,

Yes, it is difficult to rejoin them back. Wires tends to break at this point due to vibrations, so make sure they are secured from vibration after repair.

The wire would come as a wire harness set which would be costly.

Go to the junk yard and ask them to give you a connector that is compatible and has longer wires then you can join them up with solder and covered.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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Thanks again!

This might sound stupid- if I was going to buy a new part (if the junk yard can't find one) what would I type in?
WHen I type in wiring harness it looks like it gives me all kinds of different ones.

Thanks so much!
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 10:15 AM
Tiny
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Hi Teresa1980,

Well, to replace the "engine wire harness" over 2 broken wires don't sound smart ;) You need to replace the whole wire harness to all the sensors and other parts on the engine, it would be time consuming.

I would rather get the electrician to do the job. They should be able to do it and won't cost a lot.

If the correct type of connector is not available, get any type for Hondas and you can reuse the original socket on the car by shifting over the wires.
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 10:23 AM

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