Coolant temp sensor leak?
Today I was giving some thought to changing thermostat and cleaning my MAF, due to a decrease in fuel economy. Long story short, I went outside to see how much of a PITA it would be to change the thermostat. I followed the upper radiator hose to the engine, if I'm correct, the thermostat is just under the intake tube, just before the throttle assembly, and in a plastic housing. I then noticed that a sensor looking thing ,right behind the thermostat, had coolant around it. The sensor is about 1 inch tall, is toward the driver side, has an electrical connection, and seems to be held in place with a "C" shaped retention clip. Is this in fact the coolant temp sensor? How hard is it to replace? Thanks for any help!
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