2007 Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

The Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor is a Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) Thermistor that monitors the engine coolant temperature. The ECT Sensor operates within a 5 volt DC reference range, and provides a linear input signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) that is based upon the measured engine coolant temperature. The PCM uses data from the ECT Sensor to calculate air-fuel mixture, ignition timing, and fuel injector pulse width. In some instances, the ECT signal is used to control the engine cooling fans and the operation of the Air Conditioning (A/C) system.

 
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