Coolant temp sensor stuck in manifold

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by thatone1320copcar, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. thatone1320copcar

    thatone1320copcar New Member

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    Need help removing stuck coolant temp sensor not sure how to post pics, but the top part of clip is vroken and the sides are squished together.
     
  2. lutter94

    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    Removing connector or the sensor itself. Pics are easy if you use Tapatalk on a phone

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  3. thatone1320copcar

    thatone1320copcar New Member

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    Its not the connector that is stuck, the sensor itself is whats stuck
     
  4. ttocs

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    tried penetrating oil?
     
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    So it's the actual sensor that threads into the block? Try a little penetrating oil, and if you can find a socket that fits on it, preferably a deep walled and a breaker bar. C
     
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    at the point its stuck and probably going to break and need to be replaced get out your channel locks, vice grips, hell anything that can get a hold of it. If it will not come out in one piece, it will still come out.
     
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    I second the breaker bar idea. That should do the trick.
     
  8. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Hold on now, guys. Dont forget OP is in the 2v section. He might have the all plastic intake or even the aluminum cross over. We dont need go and put a whole lot of force on this thing. We need to find out exactly what needs to be done.

    Is the sensor smashed and holding the electrical connector in it?

    Is the sensor broken and seized up in the intake manifold?

    All of the above?

    Give some more specifics, please.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Exactly, we need to know what's going on
     
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    Good time to take a picture :)

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  11. thatone1320copcar

    thatone1320copcar New Member

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    Sorry for no pics guys, im on a phone and couldnt figure out how to post them. I ended up just picking away at the remainer of the green insulation and found an easy out that fit. I had the aluminum crossover