The coolant sensor helps your car determine the temperature within the engine. This temperature is easily transmitted to you and could help you avoid damage from overheating. But the sensor can fail, and you should know the signs associated with a bad sensor and how to take care of it.
Signs Of A Bad Coolant Sensor
Look out for the following:
Talk to your auto care specialist to help confirm your suspicions. If the problem is your coolant sensor, you can try the following.
Replacing Your Own Coolant Sensor
You will need the following:
Hopefully this solves the problem. And remember that you can have your auto care specialist (from Oak Hollow Tire Car Care Center Inc or another company) replace your sensor if you do not feel comfortable with these steps. The issue may be due to other issues, like a clogged fuel filter or a bad catalytic converter, if the problem still exists.
As the son and grandson of mechanics, I spent much of my child hood under the hood of many cars. I have listened and learned about so many different problems and how to repair them effectively. I created this blog to cover as many car problems as possible without overwhelming readers. You will find tips for troubleshooting, advice for when to take it to a professional and suggestions for when to stop driving the car or truck immediately to prevent further and more costly damage. We hope that you find all of this information helpful and useful, allowing you to have a great running car.