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Chk eng light indicates bad Coolant Temp Sensor. Purchased one @ Auto zone & after it was installed & engine was turned on the needle indicated that the car was overheating. Internal thermometer showed temp was within idle guidelines. Thought maybe that I was sold a bad sensor So I purchased another one from Napa. After it was installed the same thing happened.
Anyone out there ever experienced the same thing and if so, what did you do to remedy the potentially serious problem? My mechanic is a well versed 60’s & 70’s American vehicle mechanic & he is curious if this problem can only be corrected with an actual sensor from the Kia Manufacturer.
 

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Happened to mine 2002 , got a cheap one at PepBoys, had erratic readings, returned it and got the more expansive one around $25, fixed issue.
 

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Also, check if there are 2 temp sensors in the vehicle, some have two - one for ECU and the other one for instrument cluster/dashboard.
 
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