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Coolant system light

My "Check Coolant System" light comes on all the time.
Anyone know why. Is this serious?

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  • fen2ols Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. My guy Jason at the local Jeep dealer says not to worry about it. Apparently many 97's have this problem and it is an electrical problem and as long as you keep an eye on the coolant level can be ignored. but the beeping sure is annoying!!!



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Keep eye on coolant level, could be sensor is corroded. try flushing your cooling sytem

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Sensor in over flow bottle

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