Exhaust Temperature Sensors
The exhaust temperature sensor is located in the exhaust manifold or header. It may also be placed in the tailpipe. It is made with a solder that is designed to melt at a certain temperature. That may trigger the system to stop working or it may result in a warning light in the dash. Exhaust getting too hot is a signal that something is not functioning properly and will result in serious problems before too long. The exhaust temperature sensor is a preventative measure that can save vehicle owners from bigger problems. The exhaust system needs to work correctly in order that the engine runs smoothly and efficiently. High horsepower vehicles may benefit from having exhaust temperature sensors because of the high performance required from them. The sensor can save the entire vehicle from more serious problems with the engine. Exhaust temperature sensors are fairly easily installed and require a little tool knowhow.