Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Where is the ambient air temperature sensor located in a 94 Lincoln town car

asked by on

The ambient temperature sensor gauge inside the car fluctuates dramatically between -38 and 100 degrees. It's not stable. I have replaced both sensors what could the problem be?

My car has 214000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The ambient air temperature sensor is located in front of the a/c condenser in the center of the vehicle mounted just below the hood latch on the support bracket. The sensor will give temperature reading s from about -40 to 240 degrees F. If you are getting display readings that are jumping between -38 and 100 then you may have a sensor wiring that is opening up or the connection has corrosion in it. Have a mechanic from YourMechanic come and check the wiring by monitoring the display while moving the wiring slightly to see if the open circuit can be found. You most likely have a wire connection to the sensor that needs cleaned and a small amount of dielectric lube put in connector to stop the connection corrosion.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Where is the ambient air temperature sensor located in a 94 Lincoln town car

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why does my truck start then overheat on shut off after 10 minutes of driving

Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

Q: Installing a new BCM, 2009 Pontiac G8

According to the factory repair information, a replacement BCM must be programmed using OEM equipment. It states the vehicle will not start and many other functions will not operate properly until programming has taken place. My advice is to have...

Q: '08 Nav Needing Air Suspension Help

It is possible that you could have a restriction in the line that goes from the compressor to the rear air spring. This resriction would prevent the air from reaching the air spring. I would recommend dis connecting the line...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.