Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Coolant Temperature Sender

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The coolant temperature information is conveyed to the instrument panel, through the PCM, from the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor. To test and remove the sensor, refer to Driveability & Emissions Controls . To test the gauge, perform the following testing procedure.

TESTING



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze
  1. Initiate the instrument cluster self-diagnostics by pressing the odometer/trip reset button while turning the ignition key through the OFF/RUN/START positions. This will cycle an electronic display segment check and illumination of all the instrument cluster warning indicators and gauges.
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  3. If all of the gauges fail to move, replace the instrument cluster circuit board.
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  5. If any separate gauge fails to move, replace that gauge.
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  7. If any gauge is not positioned properly, replace the printed circuit board
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Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figure 1

  1. Detach the coolant temperature sensor electrical connector.
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  3. Connect a 12 volt test light between the harness side connector and ground.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Connect a 12 volt test light between the harness side connector and ground

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. The temperature gauge should be at its lowest position.
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  3. Replace the coolant temperature gauge if the test light illuminates but the gauge needle does not move.
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  5. If the test light illuminates and the gauge needle moves, replace the coolant temperature sensor.
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  7. If the test light does not illuminate and the gauge needle does not move repair the wiring harness.
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