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Old 03-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Coolant light is on

Hi guys,

The check light for coolant is on.
Is there a post or a website that describes what steps should be taken in order to find the problem?

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Old 03-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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Check your coolant level would be a GREAT first step.
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next, put a piece of tape over the light

or buy a new sensor(fits in the coolant resevoir).
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You can also remove the sensor from the tank, clean it and reinstall. If you're handy, check the two pins with a multimeter and see if it switches when the float moves. If it doesn't , replace it. $35 part.
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^ theres your answer
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 PM   #6
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OK, so the light is only connected to the sensor in the tank, not to anything else?
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:23 PM   #7
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That's right.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:39 PM   #8
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Ok, that is good to know...
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:08 AM   #9
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Ok, coolant level is a bit low, I will buy some later today.
I would like to clean the sensor also. Do I only have to turn the black plastic piece to remove it?

What should I use to clean it? Water? Alcool?

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Old 03-08-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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OK,
I've added some coolant and I've cleaned the sensor.
The light is off, so I guess I solved the problem.

Thanks to all for the advice.
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