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Used Vauxhall Coolant Temperature Sensors

All used Vauxhall Coolant Temperature Sensors listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Vauxhall from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Coolant Temperature Sensors

Part of the car's cooling system, the Vauxhall coolant temperature sensor plays an important role in enabling the engine to function as efficiently as possible and to perform at its best. 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 Vauxhall coolant temperature sensor's job is to measure the temperature of the liquid coolant. This information is sent to the car's ECU, which uses it to manage the operation of fuel injection, ignition timing, transmission changing and variable valve timing.  Essentially, the coolant temperature sensor warns the car's ECU if the engine is overheating. In some vehicles the coolant temperature sensor also functions to activate the electric cooling fan and can supply information to the coolant temperature gauge which provides readouts to the driver. 

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

If there is a problem with the car's cooling system and the coolant temperature sensor has malfunctioned, the warning light is triggered on the dashboard. Coolant temperature sensors can malfunction due to faulty electrical connections and corrosion. A faulty coolant temperature sensor 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 coolant temperature sensor 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 Vauxhall coolant temperature sensor is the ideal choice when you need to replace this part.

Vauxhall trivia

  • Vauxhall's first-ever car had a whopping five-horsepower and didn't have a steering wheel! Instead, it used a tiller for guiding direction, along with two forward gears. Who even needs a reverse gear?
  • Vauxhall has been manufacturing cars continuously in Britain since 1903, making it the oldest car brand to survive in the UK.
  • The Vauxhall Vectra was the last car they ever produced in Luton, and it went on to become one of their most poorly reviewed vehicles. Top Gear even put the '95 Vectra on their list of the worst cars of the last 20 years (Clarkson wouldn't even drive it!).
  • A long list of celebs have been proud owners of the Vauxhall Corsa, including former Doctor Who star, Matt Smith (who sold his on eBay and gave the money to charity), Tinie Tempah, Claudia Schiffer, Sean Bean, and even Colin McRae.
  • The Lotus Elise might seem like a far way away from the average Vauxhall, but they do have some matching parts. Alright, so it's nothing engine wise, but the Corsa does have the same indicator and wiper stalks that can be found on the Series 2 Lotus Elise.