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Engine temperature sensor 2010 2.0L

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My van's check engine light came on and at the same time the engine temp read cold after being on the highway 15 minutes. 

 

Parts store said it was a temperature sensor error, which stands to reason given the evidence. So, I bought a new one.

 

Now my questions are where does it go? And is there a separate engine head temperature sensor and coolant temperature sensor or are they the same? 

 

It looks like the one I have goes in the head between the two middle spark plugs, is that correct? 

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Thanks for the info, G B L.  Any prep I need to do before changing the sensor, other than pulling the valve cover and spark plug connectors?

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So far, we're good. Changing the sensor is actually super easy if you can find a 19mm or 3/4 socket long enough, you don't have to remove the valve cover. I watched this video to start the process of removing the valve cover then realized that it wasn't needed. Had to ride my bike to the pawn shop to get a long enough socket, but I didn't have to remove the valve cover.

 

*Including this video only to show sensor seal removal.

 

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Great . It is always nice when thing go better than expected.

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Update:  Most of you likely know this, but ONLY USE FORD SENSORS!!!  The O'Reilly's sensor failed after a little over a year.  Instead of failing like the original where it didn't send any info, it failed by sending the wrong info.  I looked down and suddenly my van was overheating.  Luckily I had a laser thermometer with me that told me it was lying.  

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