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Old 07-21-2018, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Coolant Temp Sensor vs Sender?

I did research and have not found a definitive answer on which one would be the ECTS that controls fuel/air mixture. On RockAuto there is a sender and a sensor for my 95 SL2. The sensor is identical to the air intake sensor and the sender is different. Which one controls the fuel/air mixture?
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Default Re: Coolant Temp Sensor vs Sender?

The "sensor" is the one you need. SMP #TX73 or TX73T
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Default Re: Coolant Temp Sensor vs Sender?

Thanks! On a related, does the "sender" that controls the gauge also activate the radiator fan or does the ECTS activate the fan?
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Default Re: Coolant Temp Sensor vs Sender?

The PCM controls the fan, using the ECT sensor input. That 1-wire "sender" is only for the dash gauge.
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The PCM controls the fan, using the ECT sensor input. That 1-wire "sender" is only for the dash gauge.
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