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Low coolant lilght stays on even after filling

Is there a way to reset it?

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  • hamlows Nov 21, 2008

    just changed it about 6 months ago, will it go bad that fast?

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The light has no reset, when the signal from the sensor is working the light will go out, the problem is the low coolant sensor in the coolant recovery tank, it is cheap and easy to change.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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    yadayada Nov 21, 2008

    What is with the THANKS FOR TRYING??? I gave you the right answer, these little sensor are very sensitive to dirty coolant, is the coolant in the tank clean and free from sludge? I do this for free, I am a retired new car dealer technician of 30 years, just trying to help. Your rating is holey inappropriate.

  • heather carta Jan 14, 2013

    Thanks for the problem solve, my light is on and temp is fine and so is coolant level checked for leaks there are none. Going to replace the sensor today ! Heather

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I have a 1999 alreo, we have taken it to 3 repair shops and it is still over heating, they cannot find the problem, we have replaces the water pump hoses, check fans, why can they fix it??? even checked the block everything is good

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