Used Jeep Water Temp Sensor Switchs

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About Water Temp Sensor Switchs

Part of the car's cooling system the Jeep water temp sensor switch plays an important role in enabling the engine to function as efficiently as possible and to perform at its best. The sensor measures the water temperature in the liquid coolant and sends temperature readings to the water temperature display on the dashboard.

The water temp sensor switch is usually located in one of the engine's coolant passages, normally close to the thermostat.

The main function of the cooling system is to keep the engine cool and stop it from overheating. The cooling system does its job by allowing liquid coolant to move through the engine. The liquid absorbs the heat from the engine which in turn cools the engine down. The job of the Jeep water temp sensor switch is to measure the temperature of the liquid coolant water. This information is sent to the car's ECU (Engine Control Unit), which uses it to manage the operation of fuel injection, ignition timing, transmission changing and variable valve timing.  Essentially, the water temp sensor switch warns the car's ECU if the engine is overheating. In some vehicles the water temp sensor switch also functions to activate the electric cooling fan and can supply information to the water/coolant temperature gauge which provides readouts to the driver.  

If there is a problem with the car's cooling system and the water temp sensor switch has malfunctioned, the warning light is triggered on the dashboard. Water temp sensor switches can malfunction due to faulty electrical connections and corrosion. A faulty water temp sensor switch can affect the fuel injection, ignition, and transmission systems and should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid damage to the engine and mechanical parts. Signs of a broken water temp sensor switch are the engine overheating, higher fuel consumption, and black smoke billowing out of the exhaust. There are many problems that can arise with your car's cooling system so it is advisable to consult with your mechanic to establish the exact cause of the fault. Specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle, the Jeep water temp sensor switch is the ideal choice when you need to replace this part.

Jeep trivia

  • There's a whole sport called Jeeping, and it's been running since 1953. It's a trek that usually takes place along the Rubicon Trail in the US, and 'Jeep Jamborees' are now so popular that Jeep even attends the events, often bringing new concept vehicles to show off.
  • Former US President Ronald Reagan was a big fan of the Jeep and was often seen driving around his ranch in his much-loved CJ8.
  • There is a 1953 Willys Jeep on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with the curators calling it "an example of automotive design in its purest form." The Jeep was added to the museum's collection in 2002.
  • The Jeep is the only vehicle to have won an American Purple Heart medal. The award was given after a Jeep was the first US presence on the beach at Guadalcanal. The Jeep was only slightly damaged, with some bullet holes in the windscreen, but General Eisenhower called the Jeep one of "the three tools that won the war."
  • Nobody knows where the name 'Jeep' comes from or why it was used. One theory is that it's a play on the phrase General Purpose Vehicle (GP), while others maintain that Jeeps are named after a character in the Popeye cartoon, Eugene the Jeep.