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    Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

    Removal & Installation

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    1.6L, 2.0L & 2.5L Engines



    1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
    2.  
    3. Drain cooling system.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect coupler from ECT sensor.
    6.  
    7. Remove ECT sensor from intake manifold on 1.6L or water outlet cap on 2.0L and 2.5L engines.
    8.  

    To install:

    1. Reverse removal procedure noting the following.
      1. Clean mating surfaces of sensor and intake manifold.
      2.  
      3. Check O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.
      4.  
      5. Tighten ECT sensor to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
      6.  

    2.  
    3. Connect the negative battery cable.
    4.  

    2.7L Engine



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Drain cooling system.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect coupler from ECT sensor.
    6.  
    7. Remove ECT sensor from water outlet cap.

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      Fig. ECT sensor location 2.7L shown

    8.  

    To install:

    1. Reverse removal procedure noting the following.
      1. Clean mating surfaces of sensor and water outlet cap.
      2.  
      3. Use new O-ring.
      4.  
      5. Tighten ECT sensor to 8.5 ft. lbs.(12 Nm).
      6.  

    2.  
    3. Connect the negative battery cable.
    4.  

     
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