Check Engine Light Due to Failed Coolant Temperature Sensor on Toyota Tacoma

At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.

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Average mileage: 232,500 (185,000–280,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L 4 Cylinder
3 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997
5 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
1997 Toyota Tacoma- 2.7L 4 Cylinder185,000
Have similar symptoms (dificulaty starting when engine is warm and turned off for 10 minutes or less) Would like to replace engine coolant sensor but do not know where it is located.
1997 Toyota Tacoma- 2.4L 4 Cylinder280,000
stalling, hard starts
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