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Ford Mustang OEM Coolant Temperature Sensor ('83-'95 5.0L) - Installation Instructions

Installation Time

60 minutes

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Installation

1. Disconnect battery ground.
2. Disconnect connector from affected component. Remove tape and convulte.
3. Cut first circuit approximately 3 inches from connector. Leave enough wire to allow repairs to be staggered to minimize harness diameter and to maintain harness length. Excess wire from the harness can be folded back on itself to maintain harness length.

For kits with 16 AWG and smaller diameter wire (solder/heat shrink repair):

1. Strip insulation 1-1/2" from one wire being spliced (Wire #1) and 3/4" from the other.

2. Slide heat shrink tubingat least1" away from one of the stripped ends being spliced.

3. Twist wires together. Solder wires together using rosin core mildly-activated (RMA) solder.

4. Bend Wire #1 back in straight line after solder has cooled, inspect solder joint bond.

5. Evenly position heat shrink tube over wire repair.

6. Use a shielded heat gun to heat the entire length of heat shrink tubing until hot melt appears from both ends.

For kits with 14 AWG and larger diameter wire (crimp/heat shrink repair):

1. Once wire lengths are sized so repairs can be staggered, strip insulation 1/4" from wire on pigtail. Depending on the gage of the butt splice and wire harness, the strip length will vary per the following:


2. Slide heat shrink tubingat least1" away from one of the stripped ends being spliced.

3. Identify the appropriate crimping chamber of the Rotunda 164-R5901 Pro-Crimper by matching the wire size on the tool die with the wire size stamped on the butt splice.

4. Center one end of the butt splice in the appropriate crimping chamber.

5. Engage the Pro-Crimper but don't deform the butt splice.

6. Insert stripped wire into the splice until wire hits stop. Make sure insulation does not enter splice.

7. Holding wire in place, squeeze tool handles together until ratchet releases.

8. Reposition the uncrimped splice in the same crimping chamber and repeat steps 3 to 6.

9. Inspect repair for acceptable crimp.

10. Evenly position heat shrink tubing over wire repair.

11. Use a shielded heat gun to heat the entire length of a heat shrink tubing until hotmelt appears from both ends.


Installation instructions provided by Manufacturer

This guide applies to Vehicle years: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and Submodels: Cobra, Foxbody, GT

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