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Trying to replace the ect sensor
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trying to replace the ect...
trying to replace the ect sensor
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Customer: the check engine light has been coming on, and I was told I need to replace the sensor, but I cant find it
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes don't have money for a mechanic
JA: Great! What have you tried so far? Is there anything else the Chevy Mechanic should be aware of about your Chevy?
Customer: um I was told the sensor should be under this plastic kind of shield, but this picture here is saying its at the back of the engine
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Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago
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what is the year, make, model and engine?? do you have the code???

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have a 2004 chevy cavalier 4 door
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

ok, thanks

engine size??? code???

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'm not sure exactly I think its a 2 liter and the code is p0125
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

ok, thanks

yes, the 125 code is for the coolant sensor. make sure you check the connector for damage. it is located by where the upper radiator hose comes ff the motor by the thermostat housing. it is towards the back of the motor drivers side.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
do you have a better picture and it said I needed to replace the ect sensor
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

that is the ect sensor or engine coolant sensor. it is number 6

that is the only image I have. it is the only sensor there

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
don't have 18 to spare
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

did you look for the sensor???

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yea but I cant clearly see what that looks like. I was told its on the other side of the radiator or something and that I had to pull off this plastic cover thing in order to see and get to it
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

no, it is where I told you it is. by the upper hose where it connects to the motor.

open this link and thats a picture of it

Roy

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-by-bwd-coolant-temperature-sensor-wt5132/18970810-P?searchTerm=coolant+sensors

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok I know what the part looks like but what does it look like where the hose is
Chevy Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

it is near the hose. f you know what it looks like, match it up. follow the 2 wires to the sensor

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
ok I see a bunch of hoses, but I don't see anything that looks like the sensor
my engine is an eco 2.2
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
its behind the engine
Chevy Mechanic: Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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These coolant sensors are indeed hidden from plain view. Luckily, the same engine found in your Cavalier can be found in other cars, such as the Saturn L300. Click here to see a video showing coolant temp sensor replacement on an engine just like the one in your car.

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