How many ohms should a coolant temperature sensor have?
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Furthermore, how do you know if your coolant temp sensor is bad?
Signs of a bad Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
- Poor Mileage.
- Check Engine Light Activates.
- Black Smoke from the Exhaust pipe.
- Engine Overheats.
- Poor Idling.
- Do not Use Tap Water to Refill Radiator.
- Fix Oil Leaks and Gasket Immediately.
- Check for Coolant Leaks.
Furthermore, how do you test a coolant sensor? Connect the black lead of the meter to the body of the cold sensor and the red to the terminal. You should have a reading of approximately 2000 ohms. Check the warm sensor in your engine. You should see a much lower reading on the ohm meter.
One may also ask, what happens when coolant temperature sensor goes bad?
If the coolant temperature sensor goes bad it can send a false signal to the computer and throw off the fuel and timing calculations. This will cause the computer to think the engine is cold, even when it is not, and as a result will use more fuel than necessary.
Can you drive with a bad coolant sensor?
Anyone with specific knowledge weigh in. Usually the Coolant Temp Sensor is used for the gauge for fuel trims for cold start enrichment, and fan control. Since the Thermostat and water pump are mechanical the engine will still cool. you will be fine driving until the replace the sensor.