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Old 12-07-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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'98 Venture. I had a head gasket problem and added a couple of cans of stopleak to seal it. Didn't work so I changed the head gaskets(what a pia). I must have shorted the low coolant sensor with the stopleak because the light is on constantly. I know where the sensor is located but don't know how to remove it for cleaning and need help. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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I'm not particularly familiar with the van, but does the sensore not just have a head on that would allow you to remove with a wrench? Or is it a plug type sensor?

Where did you find the sensor located on the engine?

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Old 12-08-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
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Check the level in the reservoir and the radiator. Make sure both are good. If they are then you will need to check both the sensor in the reservoir tank and the other one located on the right rear of the radiator.

Now if you are talking about the ECT which is under the throttle body then you will need to remove the wiring harness and it then should take a 3/4" socket to remove the sensor itself.

Hope that this helps.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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There is no sensor in the reservoir. The radiator and reservoir are both full and the engine is running the correct temperature. I'm talking about the sensor in the back of the radiator on the passengers side. How do I remove it? Thanks.

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:59 AM   #5
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unplug the sensor wires (obviously). There should be a metal retaining clip that holds it in. it is a u shape ... Once you remove the clip just pull the sensor straight out.

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Old 12-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Thank you. I'll do it when the weather gets a little better. I found out this morning that you don't spray ether on a paper air cleaner. When it backfires the element catches on fire. Not on the Venture.

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