temp sensor?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by softail00, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. softail00

    softail00 Active Member

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    What does a temp sensor do? When should you replace one? Where is it located on my bike?
    2000 FLSTC
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    can make the bike run funny .. it shoudl be between the heads
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Rear of the front head, it will give a symptom of running rich.
     
  4. softail00

    softail00 Active Member

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    Do you happen to know the HD part number?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Can't help you there.
     
  6. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    had a problem with mine on my 06fatboy. If it see's the engine getting to hot is cut the power back to prevent any damage. the also cause problem starting if they fail like it will start then stall the only to keep it running is to keep the throttle open
     
  7. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    27381-06 Intake Air Temp. Sensor kit, w/screws That's out of the 2007 Touring Model parts book.
     
  8. rancid

    rancid Active Member

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    thats theintake air not engine temp...
     
  9. Crocker

    Crocker Active Member

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    ET sensor ,As glider said it is a single sensor located on your front cylinder head,the sensor provides input signals to the ECM as it reacts to the tempeture of the front cylinder head, the ECM uses this signals from the sensor to determine if the engine is at operating tempeture or warming up from cold start. this is just one part of the sequence of operation of many sensors that play a part of making the bike run .
     
  10. rallen3

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    look at the diagnostic codes first you can change sensors all day and not fix the problem