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Outside Ambient Air Temperature Sensor

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Well, here I am again. 

 

My last attempt to procure information from this site had me reading old men arguing about the over engineering of glove boxes on European cars. NOW, I am here trying to find out the EXACT location of the outside ambient air temperature sensor and I'm reading about how fast one must drive to reset the temp sensor. I guess I missed the whole part about where it's located on the 2016 MKX.?? 

 

Anywho, I have a check engine light on and a temperature reading on the dash display that is not even close to what the outside temperature is. I have the code pulled and it's a P0073. The cost of the sensor is minimal however I'm just not sure where it's located?? Some say the front fascia must come off, others say it doesn't. Some say you can access the sensor by pulling the top cover where the radiator is but that is only for those who have a sensor on the top passenger side behind the grille. Some say the sensor is on the driver's side toward the bottom of the condenser?? 😵

 

Ahh, the inconsistency of internet data!! 

 

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I Found It!!

 

On a 2016 MKX FWD 3.7L V-6 the outside ambient air temperature sensor is located about 17" BELOW the Lincoln star on the grille. If one looks through the bottom grille, it will be front and center. 

 

 

Outside Ambient Air Temp Sensor.jpg

 

I'm quite sure I can get to it by removing the bottom front splash shield. 

 

More to come!!  

 

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installation was an hour, one does not need to pull the front fascia as the workshop manual states. 

 

First remove the front splash shield from under the car, 7/32" socket and there will be about 18of those screws, two pop rivets and four star headed bolts. 

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After the slash shield is removed one can see the radiator mount. In front of the radiator mount is a foam air diverter/deflector. 

 

( I have tried multiple times to load photos but the site keeps telling upload failed.) 

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After you bend the foam air flow diverter/deflector you can easily reach the outside ambient air temperature sensor.  

 

(sorry, had photos but the site won't allow me to upload.)  

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Thank you for posting. I had the same question!

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