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ECT Sensor & Sender Removal & install

So those things are tiny..... So to remove them I'm assuming I just get the harass connector off and then take off those clips on the side and take a pair of needle nose and pop em off, right? Any pointers or anything else I should know?
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I haven't changed one in a 4.0 myself. I see what you mean about the clips but the hex on the bottom suggests that they screw in. The 03 factory shop manual seems to support that because there is a torque spec for the ECT sensor (11 lb-ft).

Do you have the new replacement parts there? That should give some clue as to how they mount.
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yeah forget the clips.... the wire harness pops off and then you take them off with a ratchet. I dunno how tight I should tighten these things back up tho. I'm gonna change both the sensor and the sender, it would be stupid not to because for one they are right next to each other secondly I dunno if the trouble code is the sender or the sensor. Both of these parts wont be more than $30 with shipping so again mine as well do em both
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I dunno how tight I should tighten these things back up tho.
11 lb-ft according to Ford.

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I dunno if the trouble code is the sender or the sensor.
Only the PCM sensor can cause a trouble code. The gauge sender has no connection to the PCM.
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how do i figure out what 11 lbs of torque is?
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how do i figure out what 11 lbs of torque is?
just past snug
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