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Having problems with the low coolant display on dashboard

The water pump, thermostat, coolant sensors (twice), the sensor located by the thermostat, the O2 sensor have all been replaced but we still smell that warm coolant smell and the light is still on. What else could possibly cause this

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  • raycbur Dec 30, 2008

    Thank You for the info. Will let you know what the end result is!!!

  • darlakay Jan 19, 2009

    My sons is a 1993 Chevrolet Beretta. His radiator hose busted. It was replaced and refilled with antifreeze but the low coolant light stays on??

  • Rich Jackson May 11, 2010

    Are you losing coolant???

    Has your car recently over heated??

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Well if your lucky your heater core is leaking and I believe it would be leaking under the dashboard on the passenger side, feel the floor and see if it's wet. If that's not the problem than you may have a blown headgasket. One way you can check that is to look at your oil, if it has a little bit of a yellowish milky type color in it, it's your headgasket. If it's a small leak and it hasn't put enough into the oil yet you may to need have the cylinders pressure tested to check it. Good luck!

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