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Low coolant light

My low coolant light stays on til the car warms up, then it turn off.
i replaced the thermostat and the coolant temp sensor and that didn't help.the car does not overheat.
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  • jthraen Mar 14, 2009

    i have the same problem with my '99 malibu. I went to another site for assistance and the feed said that you need to check the coolant level. It could be a leak. If it IS a leak, you need to get it fixed right away. Also, you are supposed to check under your oil filler cap. If it has a whitish/brownish gunk build up, you have
    the dreaded intake manifold gasket leak. If that's the case, take it
    to be repaired asap. I will leave the web address to the feed if that helps...even though it's a different car, i'm sure they are similar--


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I have a 97 Cutlass. The low coolant light is on as well. After talking to some of my mechanic buddy's this is a know problem with this model of vehicle (Cutlass/Malibu). You can either replace the coolant reservoir with the sensor or just ignore the problem as even with replacing the parts it is likely to come back on.

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I hope you have resolved this by now. If not, you can simply unplug the sensor. It will turn off the warning light and wont affect anything. The sensor is located on the passenger side of the radiator. It is hard to see it but its there!

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I think everythings fine,those dummy lights can be reset but as long as you'renot overheating you're fine.

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