Coolant temp sensor

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by zero529, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. zero529

    zero529 Guest

    From a relative novice: I was replacing the coolant temperature sensor
    (we don't have a Saturn dealer in town, so I picked one up from
    Autozone -- about $9, brass construction) in my '98 SL2 this morning.
    I was warned not to overtighten it, so I tried not to crank it down too
    hard. But when I took it out for a test drive, I heard a little
    hissing noise, and I figured maybe I didn't tighten it enough (although
    I didn't see any signs of coolant leaking out from around it). I let
    the engine cool down again and I went back in with my socket wrench.
    Tightened it some more . . . then it got easier to turn. I pushed a
    little more to make sure it really had changed and probably turned it
    about 1/2 of a turn in all. I'm guessing I stripped the threads on my
    brass sensor. Opinions? I assume I should get another one and put it
    in more gently?

    I disconnected the negative terminal on the battery for a minute to
    reset the PCM. Now my rear defogger doesn't turn on. I guess I'll
    check the fuse tomorrow. Do you think it's a result of my work with
    the CTS? Any suggestions besides the fuse?

    Thanks.
     
    zero529, Feb 6, 2005
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  2. zero529

    JJ Guest

    Check Radio.... Some defrosters get the timing from the radio. Bet the
    radio security code must be entered for the radio to work and then I bet the
    defroster will also,

    Jerry


    (we don't have a Saturn dealer in town, so I picked one up from
    Autozone -- about $9, brass construction) in my '98 SL2 this morning.
    I was warned not to overtighten it, so I tried not to crank it down too
    hard. But when I took it out for a test drive, I heard a little
    hissing noise, and I figured maybe I didn't tighten it enough (although
    I didn't see any signs of coolant leaking out from around it). I let
    the engine cool down again and I went back in with my socket wrench.
    Tightened it some more . . . then it got easier to turn. I pushed a
    little more to make sure it really had changed and probably turned it
    about 1/2 of a turn in all. I'm guessing I stripped the threads on my
    brass sensor. Opinions? I assume I should get another one and put it
    in more gently?

    I disconnected the negative terminal on the battery for a minute to
    reset the PCM. Now my rear defogger doesn't turn on. I guess I'll
    check the fuse tomorrow. Do you think it's a result of my work with
    the CTS? Any suggestions besides the fuse?

    Thanks.
     
    JJ, Feb 7, 2005
    #2
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