View Full Version : water outlet sensors

01-28-2007, 10:25 PM
Can someone tell me what the 3 sensors are that are on the water outlet on the trans side of the engine? I am trying to put a 2.2 together and have the outlet but all the sensors have been broken off and I am not sure what they are called.

Thanks, Kerwin

01-28-2007, 10:38 PM
EFI water temp [for ECU]
Temp gauge [in instrument cluster] sender
AC water temp sensor

There is also a Bimetal VSV for the charcoal canister.
It's the blue plastic thing with 2 vaccum ports.

01-28-2007, 10:54 PM
Anyone have these sensors that they want to part with?

01-28-2007, 11:44 PM
I'll have to look and see tomorrow.

01-31-2007, 12:41 PM
Please let me know what you find

02-01-2007, 12:30 AM
Crap man, I am so sorry, I totally forgot to check.
My storage has been bugging me all week, but I couldn't remember why.
I don't know if I can check tomorrow, but Fri I can.

I know I have a EFI temp sensor, the other 2 are what I'm not 100% sure about.

02-01-2007, 01:54 AM
No problem. It's still cold in the garage and I am trying to get parts together so when it warms up a bit I can get busy and get the car back together and running. I am still looking for a rear motor mount bracket (bolts to trans) as well if you happen across one

02-02-2007, 12:42 AM
Ah, I remember you. :)

I havn't been able to find one man, sorry.

02-11-2007, 02:47 AM
What exactly does the Bimetal VSV for the charcoal canister do? Would a defective one cause idle problems? What about a defective charcoal canister?

02-11-2007, 02:57 AM
When it is heated to a certain temp it opens, allowing the engine to suck in the vapors from the gas tank that are stored in the charcoal canister.
Niether should cause idle problems, other than if you have an AFM and there is a vaccum leak in one of them.

02-11-2007, 02:58 AM
Though I guess it's possible if the BVSV was stuck open the vapors might cause problems at cold idle. :shrug:
Cap the line going to the intake manifold and see if it solves it.

02-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks. My idle problems unfortunately aren't only during cold idle though, but I figured it was worth asking. I'll have to start a new thread later to completely describe the symptoms and everything that my boss and I have tried to fix the problem (I'm a mechanic at a small used car lot to get through college and my boss was a heavy line mechanic at a chevy dealer ship for more than a decade and we still can't figure this out.)

02-11-2007, 05:07 PM
my boss was a heavy line mechanic

Now that's old skool. :laugh:

02-11-2007, 05:54 PM
Lol why do you say that? I'm still a youngin like i said above I'm in college (sophmore mechanical engineer/math minor.) They don't still have heavy line mechs. in the dealer ships?

02-11-2007, 07:47 PM
Where I work they don't use that terminology anymore. :hehe:

Dunno about other parts of the country.

02-11-2007, 07:49 PM
Charcoal cannister is nothing but a pita when it gets old. Eventually it will leak. Mine even went so far as to pull fuel from the tank (not closing I guess). I removed it and plugged the vent line.

03-04-2007, 06:32 AM
still need those sensors?!? might have the braket to rear mount also

03-04-2007, 01:49 PM
I am still in need of the sensors, just got a bracket from the dealer but haven't installed yet so let me know what you are asking for all.
Are you parting out a car? I could use some other small parts as well,
plug wires
exhaust cover

Thanks, Kerwin

03-04-2007, 06:32 PM
i might have plug wire i have a full parts car i have spare everything includin clutchs but yea i have exhaust cover 2 the one for the exhaust mani?!? might have a belt or 2 not sure what small parts u need i have anything under the hood basically

03-04-2007, 06:33 PM
the sensors came off a 91 cuz i notices it looks the same but it has 1 sensor that my 92 dont have

03-04-2007, 06:49 PM
I picked up the car with missing parts and rebuilt the engine, now am trying to put it back together.

I need the exhaust cover that goes on the manifold yes. Can you give me a price on these and shipping to Boise, Id 83705

exhaust cover
set of plug wires
battery box(I need the bracket that holds the fuse box)
belts for AC and alt, if you have them
rad hoses
sensors for water outlet

I will see if I can figure out what else I need, I'm sure there is more but tend to figure it out as I go. I am not concered about how good some of the parts are as I just want to get it back together then will put new parts on.

Thanks, Kerwin