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water temperature sensor on a detroit series 60 e

Have been having trouble with the fan on my series 60 engine. The fellow at teh Detroit shop tells me it could be either the solenoid, the sensor or the ECM. I found the solenoid and it checks out OK. If I could find the sensor I could check for good connection etc. If it is the ECM then I guess it goes to town.
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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

Talked to the Detroit Support people @ 1-800-445-1980 and they tell me the sensor is at the back of the engine in the cylinder head. For me this means removing the doghouse to access this sensor.
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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

What does the fan do? What truck is it in?


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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

It's the rad fan... they're electronically controlled via a clutch.
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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

Sorry, I worded that poorly. I was wondering what the symptoms of the fan problems were.

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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

the engine fan is not coming on when the engine temperature rises. I can run the fan manually with a switch on the dash but someday someone may not be paying close attention and then we overheat. The problem is an intermittent one as well, so hard to trouble shoot.
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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

Well, the temp. sensor is the fat one one the right side of the head. If your gauge is moving, I would think the sensor is good since it would be on the data link with the ECM and gauge. The ECM monitors temp. separate from the gauge. Does your stop engine lights and buzzers go off when it overheats? If the buzzers go off and no fan....take the truck in and get it hooked up to see if the ECM is telling the fan to turn on. If the fan turns on when the buzzers go off I would suspect your gauge is reading warm.

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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

I dont know about that. usually there is a sensor for the fan only which is normally open. The sensor for the guage is separate from the fan switch.
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Re: water temperature sensor on a detroit series

I would say it is the computer temp sensor in the Right side of the block about in the middle (kinda big). The computer controls the fan on a detroit. There is a separate temp sensor for the gauge. If the new computer temp sensor doesn't fix then you need to get the computer checked out. Might need a reprogram. Could be a bad connection at the computer also. Might check the connections at the computer for corrosion and put dielectric grease in fittings.
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