Where is s 96 Saturn sl1 coolant temperature sensor?
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reference section(make copies of the correct sections) read up and
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My part of this answer is this..... This location is described
as being on the drivers side of the cylinder block. The Haynes
manual shows two similar devices. One with a single wire the other
with two wires. The single wire sensor in the Haynes picture is
located directly next to the water hose on the top of the block on
the drivers side.
The two wire sensor is about four inches from the same hose
towards the cab as shown in the picture.
Make special note of this: On 1991-95 Saturn models, two
coolant temperature sensors are utilized. Be careful not to confuse
the single-wired coolant temperature sender used by the instrument
cluster temperature gauge (which is covered in Section 2) with the
2-wired sensor used by the PCM. On 1996-98 Saturn models, only one
2-wired sensor is used to perform both functions Be certain the
engine is cold before removal. The coolant is in direct contact
with the sensor and will begin to pour out when the sensor is
removed. You may notice that there is a white cap where the wires
go in the top of the two wire sensor. DO NOT REMOVE THE WHITE CAP!
This is a strain relief and will weaken the connection if
Take a flat screw driver and approach from the top. Get between
the block and the sensor and it will pop off nicely. Then use a
deep well socket to remove. When replacing, use pipe dope or Teflon
tape on the threads. Do not over tighten, when the unit begins to
bind, your done. You will see in the sensor and on the wire
connector that it is keyed. There is no polarity, so don't worry
about witch way it goes on. Lightly place the connector on to the
sensor and slightly twist until you feel it fall into place. Then
push in to get the snap.