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Japanese Honda Coolant Temp Sensor

Japanese Honda Coolant Temp Sensor

HOW TO CHANGE AN ECT SENSOR

Fortunately, changing an ECT sensor is a relatively easy job that anyone can do with a few tools and some basic knowledge. Here’s how to do it:

1. LET THE ENGINE COOL

Hot coolant can scald you, causing serious burns. Always let the engine cool completely before working on the cooling system.

2. FIND THE SENSOR

First, you’ll need to locate the ECT sensor. It’s usually located on the thermostat housing or on the water pump. Once you’ve found it, disconnect the electrical connector.

3. DRAIN THE COOLANT IF NECESSARY

Most ECT sensors are mounted high on the engine, so there will be minimal coolant loss when the sensor is removed. If yours is not at the top, it might be necessary to drain the engine coolant first. It’s a good time to refill it with new coolant, if that’s the case.

4. REMOVE THE SENSOR

Unscrew the sensor from its mounting bracket. A box end wrench that fits well is your best choice here.

5. INSTALL THE NEW SENSOR

Next, take the new ECT sensor and screw it into place. Be sure not to overtighten it, as this can damage the threads.

6. TOP UP THE COOLANT

If you had to drain coolant for your ECTS replacement, now’s the time to fill the engine coolant system.

7. FINISH ASSEMBLY

Reconnect the electrical connector, start up your car, and check to make sure that the engine temperature is reading correctly. If it is, then you’re done! Changing an ECT sensor is a simple process that any DIYer can do. Just be sure to follow these steps carefully and you’ll be back on the road in no time.

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HOW TO CHANGE AN ECT SENSOR

Fortunately, changing an ECT sensor is a relatively easy job that anyone can do with a few tools and some basic knowledge. Here’s how to do it:

1. LET THE ENGINE COOL

Hot coolant can scald you, causing serious burns. Always let the engine cool completely before working on the cooling system.

2. FIND THE SENSOR

First, you’ll need to locate the ECT sensor. It’s usually located on the thermostat housing or on the water pump. Once you’ve found it, disconnect the electrical connector.

3. DRAIN THE COOLANT IF NECESSARY

Most ECT sensors are mounted high on the engine, so there will be minimal coolant loss when the sensor is removed. If yours is not at the top, it might be necessary to drain the engine coolant first. It’s a good time to refill it with new coolant, if that’s the case.

4. REMOVE THE SENSOR

Unscrew the sensor from its mounting bracket. A box end wrench that fits well is your best choice here.

5. INSTALL THE NEW SENSOR

Next, take the new ECT sensor and screw it into place. Be sure not to overtighten it, as this can damage the threads.

6. TOP UP THE COOLANT

If you had to drain coolant for your ECTS replacement, now’s the time to fill the engine coolant system.

7. FINISH ASSEMBLY

Reconnect the electrical connector, start up your car, and check to make sure that the engine temperature is reading correctly. If it is, then you’re done! Changing an ECT sensor is a simple process that any DIYer can do. Just be sure to follow these steps carefully and you’ll be back on the road in no time.

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