Rendezvous 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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3.4L & 3.5L Engines




NOTE
Use care when handling the coolant sensor. Damage to the coolant sensor will affect the operation of the fuel control system.

  1. Drain the coolant below the level of the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor.
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  3. Disconnect the sensor electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Carefully remove the ECT sensor.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the coolant temperature sensor

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To install:


NOTE
Replacement components must be the correct part number for the application. Components requiring the use of the thread locking compound, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, or sealants are identified in the service procedure. Some replacement components may come with these coatings already applied. Do not use these coatings on components unless specified. These coatings can affect the final torque, which may affect the operation of the component. Use the correct torque specification when installing components in order to avoid damage.


NOTE
Use care when handling the coolant sensor. Damage to the coolant sensor will affect the operation of the fuel control system.

  1. Coat the threads with sealer P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489) or equivalent.
    NOTE
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

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  3. Install the ECT sensor and tighten the sensor to 15 lb-ft (20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the ECT sensor electrical connector.
  6.  
  7. Refill the cooling system
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3.6L Engine




CAUTION
Allow sufficient time for the engine to cool before removing the ECT sensor. A hot engine may cause an excessive coolant loss or a personal injury.

  1. Partially drain the cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the coolant temperature sensor electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the coolant temperature sensor.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the coolant temperature sensor

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the coolant temperature sensor and tighten it to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the coolant temperature sensor electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Inspect and fill the cooling system as necessary.
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