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Coolant Temp sensor identification

RoamingCanuck

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I'm trying to figure out the name of the housing that the coolant temp sensor screws into on Limas. I've replaced it before but I cant figure out what the damn thing is called to search for now. Heres a pic.

 


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Never seen that setup before, but it is a Hose bung

Usually, around that year, ECT sensor was on the Thermostat housing by-pass fitting
Seen here in View A: https://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-ranger-1996-ford-ranger-thermostat
This is the SENSOR only used by the computer
The dash board temp gauge uses a SENDER, located drivers side rear of engine just below Oil Pressure sender/switch

In line bung could be used, seen here: http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/atm-2280_w.jpg

By-pass hose always has coolant circulating, it can be part of the heater setup but not controlled by heat setting.

Inline bungs are also used for electric cooling fan control on radiators, although usually on upper rad hose so fan won't activate until thermostat opens and coolant is flowing thru rad.
 

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It doesn't look like it'll fit that kind of housing. The sensor has a long prong and when screwed all the way in it protrudes into the hose basically. I remember buying this part vehicle specific a few years ago but can't figure out the name it was under.
 

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