Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Removal and Installation
1) Disconnect battery negative cable at battery.
2) Drain coolant referring to Cooling System Draining:M13A .
To help avoid danger of being burned, do not remove radiator cap while engine and radiator are still hot.
Scalding fluid and steam can be blown out under pressure if cap is taken off too soon.
3) Disconnect connector from ECT sensor.
4) Remove ECT sensor (1) from thermostat case.
Reverse removal procedure noting the following.
Clean mating surfaces of ECT sensor (1) and water outlet cap.
Check O-ring for damage and replace, if necessary.
Tighten ECT sensor (1) to specified torque.
Tightening torque
ECT sensor ( a ): 15 N·m ( 1.5 kg-m, 11.5 lb-ft)
Connect connector to ECT sensor (1) securely.
Refill coolant referring to Cooling System Flush and Refill:M13A .