Thread: Coolant Leak
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Old 10-28-2001, 12:30 AM
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Not to sure on such a new car, but I think that is the temp sensor for the aux fan. Yes it should have had a new copper washerwith it, and yes you need that washer. You shouldn't need any high temp pipe dope, but a little teflon tape won't hurt.

To repair, remove the sensor, install copper washer on sensor with 1 or 2 wraps of teflon tape to threads, reinstall sensor, attach lead to the post and admire your handywork.
Mike Tangas
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