Hyundai Elantra: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECTS). Description and Operation - Engine Control System - Engine Control/Fuel System - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006Ц2010 Service ManualHyundai Elantra: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECTS). Description and Operation


Function And Operation Principle

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECTS) is located in the engine coolant passage of the cylinder head for detecting the engine coolant temperature. The ECTS uses a thermistor whose resistance changes with the temperature. The electrical resistance of the ECTS decreases as the temperature increases, and increases as the temperature decreases. The reference 5 V in the PCM is supplied to the ECTS via a resistor in the PCM.That is, the resistor in the PCM and the thermistor in the ECTS are connected in series. When the resistance value of the thermistor in the ECTS changes according to the engine coolant temperature, the output voltage also changes. During cold engine operation the PCM increases the fuel injection duration and controls the ignition timing using the information of engine coolant temperature to avoid engine stalling and improve drivability.


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