The average cost for a Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement is between $118 and $168. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $113 while parts are priced between $30 and $55.Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement Cost
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement Estimate (National Average)
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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.
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.