Coolant temp Sensor location?

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    Can someone point me to the location of the Coolant Temp Sensor on my 2002 V6? It's not readily in sight. :shrug:I have a code for it. :(Thanks,

    Tony
     
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    Check this

    Check near the thermostat, it's usually located on the housing somewhere.
     
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    Raytown, thanks, :nice: but it is not anywhere near the thrmostat housing like on older V6's. I am told it is behind one of the heads at the firewall. Haven't looked yet though.:notnice:
     
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    Strange

    It would be stupid to locate the coolant temperature sensor on the back of the motor:bs:. I know on my 95 it's located near the thermostat housing. I'd get a picture of all the cooling jackets in the block and go from there. That way you can hopefully estimate where it would be
     
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    I agree, it is not smart to put it at the back of the engine, but we looked for it at the front of the intake and everywhere else nearby. I need a shop manual since the 2002 V6 is not anything like the earlier versions. I have posted on three Mustang boards and no one can actually tell me where it is. Even the guys at Auto Zone could not locate it. I called a repair shop and they told me it is located at the rear on the head casting. Tomorrow I will get out there and ave a look with a mirror.
     
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    I feel bad for ya

    According to Mitchell, the sensor for the 4.6 is near the housing. However, it doesn't give a location for the 3.8L model
     
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    I know where it is on the 4.6 as I have changed one. This V6 is much different. I have the new sensor, and we looked for it when I was at Auto Zone, but it was not in sight. I may call another shop tomorrow and see if their Alldata software can pinpoint its location.
     
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    Good luck

    Good luck, hope you find it!

    :nice:
     
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    Thanks! I'm sure I will and, hopefully, it will solve the code problem, too!
     
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    According to my service manual, it is just below the round cap immediately in front of the intake manifold- it's screwed into the vertical post below the cap at an angle, and the harness is attached at the back of it.
     
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    Many Thanks!

    I'll go for it in the morning!

    Tony
     
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