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    coolant temp sensor location

    I was wondering wheres the coolant temp sensor on a 1980 368 carbuerated motor??

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    Re: coolant temp sensor location

    There are 2 different ones. Passenger side cylinder head near one corner next to a head bolt in the same plane. That one is a normally open switch to disable blower with cold engine calling for heat.

    Driver side same place mirror image of the passenger. Normally open runs overheat idiot lamp.

    AFAIR there is not a coolant sensor on the carbonated engines. That is to say nothing dipped in the antifreeze flow. Those switches/sensors screw into cast iron.

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    Oh ok, mine coolant temp light keeps flashing on and off even when the engine is cold, how can you tell if your engine is overheating?? I flushed the coolant, replaced thermostat i drove it all day and not a problem. The light flashes on and off .like random

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