Q: Where is the cylinder head over protection sensor located in 2015 ecoboost mustang

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My belt came off due to lose tensioner, I'm needing to know where the over temperature protection sensor is located . The engine over heated due to the belt coming off. I installed a new belt and the car is running fine , not over heating at all but the check engine is still on . The trouble code still reads over temperature protection

My car has 36000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that the sensor you are referring to would be the coolant temperature sensor, also known as the engine temperature sensor. As it’s name implies, the coolant temperature sensor monitors the coolant temperature and sends that signal to the computer so that the appropriate engine management adjustments can be made. The sensor is located on the right side of the engine, installed in a water outlet housing just above the turbocharger. If the code is still present, even though the engine is no longer overheating then it may be possible that the code just needs to be cleared, either by driving the vehicle a specific number of cycles, or with a scan tool. If you do not have access to a scan tool, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to (scan and clear any remaining trouble codes)[https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection].

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