96 saturn coolant temp sensor

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Rob, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Hi Group,

    Can anyone point me to an illustration showing where the coolant temperature
    sensor is on a 96 Saturn (DOHC). Also, any tips on changing it?

    Best regards,
    Rob, Jun 2, 2007
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  2. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I was able to do it without any problems. I had to take off of the air
    filter and its duct work, but that was easy. The sensor now works and
    hopefully my drive cycle will complete so I can get my inspection :)!

    FYI to all those interested. My bad temp sensor didn't cause the check
    engine light to come on and the only code I received was P0341(which is a
    cam shaft sensor error). I changed the spark plugs and cables, the crank
    shaft sensor, and replaced my exhaust's front pipe (leak) and catalytic
    converter (plugged). All of this still did not help the drive cycle (OBDII)
    to complete and because of this I was unable to pass the NYS's inspection.
    Finally Saturn technician told me based on the symptoms that the temp sensor
    was probably bad. Sure enough my temp gauge wasn't going above 1/4 and is
    should be around 1/2; also, my engine was idling a bit high. I changed the
    sensor and my temp gauge is climbing, the fan comes on, and the engine idle
    is back to normal. I should be able to pass the drive cycle and hence get
    my inspection.
    Rob, Jun 2, 2007
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