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Old 11-11-2004
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Could someone point me in the direction of where the temperature sending unit is located? Mine went bad a while back and i've had the part to replace it, i just havent!
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Old 11-20-2004
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hmm, should either be on your intake manifold or in the water neck where the tstat is, not positive on your engine. if you have a repair manual it will show it in there, and sometimes autozone has some vague component locations listed in their computers. good luck
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Old 11-28-2004
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Turned out not to be the sending unit. Was the thermostat. Got it fixed!
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Old 02-08-2008
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Does anyone have a diagram of where this sending unit is on a 96 2.3L?

I know one of them is for the ECT and the other is for the gauge. My gauge is dragging so I want to locate the correct one.

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Old 02-08-2008
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The temp gauge SU has a red/white wire. The ECT sensor has gray/red and gray wires. The Wiring Manual doesn't have a good diagram but it looks like the 2.3 gauge SU might be somewhere toward the back of the cylinder head on the driver side.
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Old 02-08-2008
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on the 94 and older it is mounted in the driverside of the block back near the firewall and just has a single push on wire that goes to it. It should be in the same place on your 96 I believe. I couldn't get to it from the top but it was easy to get to from underneath.
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Old 02-21-2008
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the temp sending unit for the gague is on the drivers side of the motor on the block. change mine on my 95 2.3L about 2 weeks ago. it has a one wire connection and it is easier to get from the bottom of the truck
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