coolant reservoir level sensor needed

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ok..so I was trying to get the coolant level sensor connector off and the sensor pulled out of the tank.

The slender sleeve that protects the resistor pulled off and broke the wiring.

I have had no luck finding a replacement or finding electrical part number a repair video.
I would try something for another ford and change the connector, but the fixture has to be the right diameter to fit into the reservoir.

I know I can reinstall it just to plug the hole, but would really like a functioning level sensor.

It is so nice when ford makes deadend parts......
Yet another problem to surmount.

Does anyone have a fix for this?
Otherwise it may be junk yard time..
 

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I don't think my car even has a coolant level sensor.
You may not.
It depends on whether you have an oem tank or an AL aftermarket one.

The electrical connector is on the driver side of the reservoir.

It just goes directly to a dash idiot light.
 

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Uro 012290 or LNA5740AB looks like the correct replacement.
Or 639-05877916

They are used on the bmw and jag.

Standard motors product FLS-177
Also looks correct.
 
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You may not.
It depends on whether you have an oem tank or an AL aftermarket one.

The electrical connector is on the driver side of the reservoir.

It just goes directly to a dash idiot light.

I have a factory tank. Have owned the car from day 1. There is no level sensor and my electrical schematics don't show one either. Hmmmm....this is interesting.
 

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I have a factory tank. Have owned the car from day 1. There is no level sensor and my electrical schematics don't show one either. Hmmmm....this is interesting.

If you have a float, which should be inside the tank under the cover, the housing for the sensor should be under the float on the outside of the tank.

The sensor stem slides into the plastic rail that the float rides on.

Maybe there was a change in the design..dunno.
So there is no loose 2-pin connector that is around the battery-reservoir tank area?
 

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I just found the part that is needed to fix the original.

It is called a reed switch.
CYT1004

 

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So does the '01 have a low coolant light?
And if so, do you happen to know what they use?

No light on the IPC. It looks like this, except on my car the km/h is on the outside of the speedometer:

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Ok..maybe I will repost this thread in the sn95 forum for folks who might give a damn.

I guess the point if this thread was to prove that only the '99 has a coolant level sensor...

Thanks for the input.
 
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