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ECT (engine coolant temperature) sensor connector broke

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mars, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Aug 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    mars

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    I was replacing my upper radiator hose when I noticed the wire connecting to the sensor right next to the lower part of the radiator hose was extremely loose. Upon further inspection, the connector simply slid off and there were visible broken plastic pieces. I know for a fact the sensor its self is fine, so I don't think I need to replace that. Here are some pictures

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    How do I fix this?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    I would try un-doing the crimp of the connector to the blue-ish plastic insulator and then recrimping to the wire.

    If that doesn't work, I would still undo the crimp and make a jump from the connector back to the wire (butt connector).

    You could also see if Toyota sells the connector (doubtful).
     
  3. Jul 17, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    this is actually the hardest plug to find it took me 4 years to locate one and they aren't even listed as a tacoma part , it is a coolant temperature sending connector for a toyota supra also known as a 2JZ-GTE 1 pin connector , i actually just found this out today and decided to pass the info along . i realize this thread was posted a number of years ago but hopefully this information will help someone out . i will also post this information to youtube as soon as the new plug comes in
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2020 at 2:18 AM
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    it should be a male spade connector the harness side slides over just use the correct size female Heat shrink to keep it clean

    Broken connectors seem to happen all to often
     
  5. Feb 2, 2023 at 5:30 PM
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    Good to know he did. Wasn't clear as to whether he crimped it or found a new one.
    I may not be skilled enough to give fixin' advice on here, however every now & then an opportunity presents itself in which I can pay it forward. & maybe someday, someone will be searching through posts to find this part & boila!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2023 at 11:38 PM
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    I forget to check dates myself all to often.

    I have on going projects from10 years ago and longer so it might not be fixed yet.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2023 at 11:42 PM
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    ect was a pita to replace in my 3rz as its right behind the head against the firewall and once i took it off it broke and i replaced it, if your opening up the engine i recommend doing it from ther
     
  10. Feb 3, 2023 at 9:32 AM
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    Thank you. I was actually looking around to see if maybe my coolant sensor (not sender) was malfunctioning. “ECT” is used rather loosely or can refer to a few things.
    Anyway, I was reading through the threads. A little while back I had needed a connector for my ps power switch. Had a heck of a time finding one, so thought I’d go back, find the item in my purchase history & post it just in case someone ended up here looking for this connector.
     
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  11. Feb 3, 2023 at 10:16 AM
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    Remains to be seen I bought the tires and wheels the rest came along
    Something that simple I just make my own to get things working then order the new part which sits on the shelf.

    Because my temporary repairs last that long.
     

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