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How to Replace Coolant Temperature Sensor 06-11 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Coolant Temperature Sensor 06-11 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2017-10-04

How to remove, install, change or replace a coolant temperature sensor on 09 Toyota Camry.

  1. step 1 :Draining the Coolant
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the splash shield underneath the bumper
    • Remove the lower splash shield
    • Open the radiator
    • Drain the coolant into a bucket
    • Remove the radiator cap
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the intake tube
    • Remove the intake tube
  2. step 2 :Removing the Coolant Temp Sensor
    • Disconnect the connector from the sensor
    • Remove the sensor with a 19mm wrench
  3. step 3 :Installing the Coolant Temp Sensor
    • Tighten the coolant temp sensor
    • Connect the sensor
  4. step 4 :Refilling the Coolant
    • Slide the intake tube into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts
    • Close the radiator drain plug
    • Insert the splash shield into place
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to the splash shield
    • Insert a funnel into the radiator hole
    • Top the radiator off with the correct coolant
    • Turn the heat on
    • Start the car
    • Let the engine idle and bleed any air
    • Remove the funnel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Funnel

    Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Anti-Freeze

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    19mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

So take the front bumper off. You don't have to have the car in the air, but it does make it easier for us to show you what we're doing. You're going to remove this 10 millimeter bolt here: there's one here, follow them right across the front. One here, here, another one here and this one over here. Use a 10 millimeter socket. They do have a spot in them for a Phillips head screwdriver but the socket makes it a little bit easier.

To remove these lower splash shields, we're going to remove the other 10 millimeter bolts. One over here and remove these bolts here. Somebody probably replaced these with aftermarket ones, they're most likely going to be 10 millimeters like the other ones but on this car they're 1/4 inch. Drain the coolant into an appropriate container.

Open up the drain that's here. Once that's open you can actually open the radiator cap, should come out a lot faster. Next up we want to remove this intake tube. It’s 10 millimeter bolts that are holding it to the output radiator support. That'll just lift out like that.

Going to put our bolts back in there so I know where they go at the end. Coolant temp sensor is located here. Back of the head there's an electrical connector that's threaded into the head. Going to remove it to disconnect the electrical connectors. Sometimes if you push these in first, it helps take some of the tension off the lock. And this one's on the bottom, push it in and then slide it off. Going to use a 19 millimeter wrench to remove it.

Reinstall the coolant temp sensor. Threading it in by hand to make sure that you don't cross thread it, it's going into aluminum. Snug it up with a 19 millimeter wrench. Reinstall the connector. There's this little hose back here that's in the way, there's a little ball stud going through the hose, just going to pop it off for a second. Install the connector til it snaps on, going to pop this little hose back into its little ball socket. Temp sensor's replaced.

Reinstall the air intake tube, just slides over the air box. Lines back up on the radiator support, install and tighten the 10 millimeter bolts. Reinstall the splash shields, slide up into the bumper. Install the other half. This piece went up into here. Just reinstall whatever hardware that's original to the vehicle that you took out here. Fill and bleed the cooling system.

We've got a special funnel set up to help us do that. You could do that with a regular funnel, just makes it a little bit easier, it's also easier for you to see it. Going to fill it with coolant, let the air bubble out. You're going to top the radiator off with the correct coolant then we'll turn the heat on, start the car, let it idle, come up to temperature and bleed out any air out of the cooling system. Now that it's bled, we take the funnel off. Carefully remove our adaptor here. Replace our radiator cap. Dispose of the extra coolant properly.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel
  • Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Freeze

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench


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