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Old 02-12-2008, 06:31 PM
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Default Engine coolant temperature sensor

Hi. I have a 1996 Volvo 850 with a faulty engine coolant temp sensor. Is the installation of this something I can do myself, or do I need a mechanic? Is there anywhere online I can find a diagram or directions for this?
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Yes, you can do it yourself easily.

The procedure is the same as changing the thermostat (I would do this at the same time) as the ECt sensor is underneath it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:33 AM
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Sounds good. Where can I find adiagram or a guide that shows how to install the ECT and thermostat?
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Here you go:

http://volvospeed.com/Repair/thermect.php

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That is a huge help. Thanks!
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No problem. Be careful taking the torx screws out. They are very easy to strip. Make sure you use a good torx bit that is exactly the right size. When I did mine, I did not put the torx screws back in. I went to NAPA and bought regular hex bolts to put in.
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No problem. Be careful taking the torx screws out. They are very easy to strip. Make sure you use a good torx bit that is exactly the right size. When I did mine, I did not put the torx screws back in. I went to NAPA and bought regular hex bolts to put in.
And I would second doing that JimKW.

If it improvesthe situation I always replace the Torx screws too.
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No problem. Be careful taking the torx screws out. They are very easy to strip. Make sure you use a good torx bit that is exactly the right size. When I did mine, I did not put the torx screws back in. I went to NAPA and bought regular hex bolts to put in.
Either the NAPA bolts of you can go to the dealer and get the new upgraded steel screws. They are .89 cents per at the dealer.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:29 PM
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Dealer ones are still torx though.
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Here's a good nap-time reading[8D]:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_10664


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