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Old 12-06-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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No coolant temp sensor? 2000 Zetec Focus

I have a 2000 Focus DOHC Zetec, there is no coolant temp sensor in the thermostat housing. If there is, it is where I can't see it. I looked from underneath the car and see nothing, just plugs from the factory and nothing up top. HELP!


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coolant temp sensor is on the firewall side of the cylinder head, under the intake manifold.
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It is located EXACTLY under #1 runner , It does not look like a regular temp sensor. It has a long 2 wire lead off of it and the wires are covered for protection with a large gray plug in

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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would anyone have a pic they could post...PLEASE
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Is it right above the oil filter? I think I was sold the wrong coolant temp sensor. None of the sensors have the same plug as the one I was sold.
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No it isnt right above the oil filter that more then likely is the knock sensor , the water temp sensor is directly below the #1 intake runner about an inch maybe 2

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Here is a picture of the Coolant sensor on a head that has been removed. It is in the lower right hand side. This view would be from the rear of the car toward the front.
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Thanks guys, I must just be blind. I'll make a go of it again tomorrow. I'm new to the FF game so forgive me...GREAT SITE btw! Thanks for the pic ZX3! Looks like I may have to get my 10yr old to reach up in there and change it!
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The one I have is a push in type sensor (new one), this sound right?
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No it isnt push in , The temp sensor is pictured above just below the right hand opening in the head it has about a 7 inch lead off it with a large plug in

It does not look like a normal temp sensor it is small and about 3 inches long going into the head and has a very small head on it taking a 14MM if I remember correctly , you just about have to remove the Alt. to get a wrench on it and to get to it easy

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