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Coolant Temperature Sensor/Switch (For Computer): Description and Operation

ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor - 1999 Prowler

The engine coolant temperature sensor threads into the water jacket next to thermostat housing. The sensor provides an input to the Powertrain
Control Module (PCM). As coolant temperature varies, the sensor resistance changes, resulting in a different input voltage to the PCM.

The PCM contains different spark advance schedules for cold and warm engine operation. The schedules reduce engine emission and improve
driveability. When the engine is cold, the PCM will demand slightly richer air-fuel mixtures and higher idle speeds until normal operating
temperatures are reached.

The engine coolant temperature sensor input also determines operation of the low and high speed cooling fans.

ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR-PCM INPUT

The engine coolant temperature sensor threads into the water jacket next to thermostat housing. The sensor provides an input to the Powertrain
Control Module (PCM). As coolant temperature varies, the sensor resistance changes, resulting in a different input voltage to the PCM.

When the engine is cold, the PCM will demand slightly richer air-fuel mixtures and higher idle speeds until normal operating temperatures are
reached.

The engine coolant sensor input also determines operation of the low and high speed cooling fans.

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