Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement Cost
An engine coolant temperature sensor code is not always caused by a defective sensor. It can be triggered by a defective thermostat, defective wiring, rusty coolant, or by a plugged or restricted radiator.
When replacing the engine coolant temperature sensor, always use a factory part, clean all the connections, and ensure that the entire cooling system is in good working order with fresh, clean coolant.
When the engine coolant temperature sensor is defective, the vehicle may be hard to start and/or get poor fuel economy. Also, a defective coolant sensor will not signal the power train control module (PCM) to operate the cooling fans, which may cause the vehicle to overheat.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a fault code set for the engine coolant temperature sensor.