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Old 06-13-2000, 05:03 PM
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Question Outside Temperature Sensor - Where is it located?

Just curious, where is the outside temperature sensor located. I can't visualize a sensor that is accurate and not affected by the body temp of the vehicle etc.

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Old 06-14-2000, 06:33 PM
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I think its some where just behind the grill.

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I've noticed it's not accurate, well at least it's not displaying ambient air temp, when it's been sitting in the hot sun. I've seen it read 98 degrees, then pull it out and drive it down the road and it will drop 10 degs. But other than that, it's always been within 1 degree F of every bank sign or radio broadcast. I like it, when I'm on the highway in traffic with the A/C kickin.. I can look up at the triple digits and think about the poor souls with out A/C.

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I noticed my outside temperature reading was a bit high...127 degrees when I first started the truck! I started down the road..and it had dropped to 122. A few miles after that..it read 92 degrees...which is about right for today.

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Old 06-17-2000, 10:51 PM
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Mine read 101 Thursday afternoon when I started it up drove a mile and it droped to 95 after 2 miles it was at 92 about what it was outside at the time.
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It is located on the frame of the truck just behind the front bumper on the drivers side.

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Cobra99, thanks for the reply. I'll have a look for it.
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Yep..found mine..right in front of the radiator..driver's side.

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Have the outside temp in my 97 Lincoln Mark VIII. The owners manual says it is only accurate when the car is moving down the road. Seems real close.

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My display always shows (Or atleast most of the time) a temperature that is like 10-20 degrees warmer than what it really is outside, sometimes even more. Does anyone know if that would be a bad sensor or any suggestion as to why it would be doing that? Also, if it is a bad sensor would you have a guess how much it would be for a new one or if I should be looking for one in a junk yard, I'm guessing it'd probably just be something that can be disconnected and reconnected. Thank you for any help!
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its the same effect as putting a thermometer in direct sun...it will read higher than in the shade. that's why u hide outside house thermometers from the sun....like on the north side.
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My temperature is not even close to being accurate and it doesnt matter wether it's sunny, cloudy, rain or snow outside, it's always way high, but does seem to be more accurate in the summer, When I got the truck it was much better, now it's not close!
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My display always shows (Or atleast most of the time) a temperature that is like 10-20 degrees warmer than what it really is outside, sometimes even more. Does anyone know if that would be a bad sensor or any suggestion as to why it would be doing that? Also, if it is a bad sensor would you have a guess how much it would be for a new one or if I should be looking for one in a junk yard, I'm guessing it'd probably just be something that can be disconnected and reconnected. Thank you for any help!
If you are in stop and go traffic, it will always read high as it is getting heat off of the roadway and other vehicles. but if you are at cruising speed and it is still high, I would have it checked out.
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it doesn't matter how fast or slow I go, it's always way off.
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Info for 2000 f-150

An update to this issue. I have a 2000 f-150 where the temp. indicated 10-15 degrees warmer than it was outside (I live in Northern MI and I think the truck just refused to believe what the real temp. was).

I found the air sensor probe located in front of the radiator on the drivers side. You will probably need to replace the 8 plastic retainers for the plastic cover that covers the area where the air sensor is located (about $1.10 ea from ford dealer)

I purchased a replacement air sensor from Advance Auto Parts (2/2008) for $13.98. The dealer wanted $50 for this part.

The Adavance Auto info was SKU# 5018153. Item # 77919006 (this is probably the number AA will need to look up).

The box is from BWD automotive 37-18 Northern BLVD. Long Island City NY 11101 part # WT381 779-19006

Thanks to the earlier posters for the info
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