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Coolant dash light stays on

The dash coolant light stays on after re-filling resevoir and driving for a couple of hundred miles. Is there a reo-set switch for the light?

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No the light on your dash comes on when the coolant sensor is activated.

I would look at replacing the coolant temp sensor or somthing similar.

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Check your coolant level.
There will be a resevoir tank somewhere under the hood. make sure the level is at par, and continue checking it after driving for about a week, because the level of coolant in your rad may be low, so it will draw more from the resevoir, dropping that level again. Need to make sure it stays off.
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also check to make sure, while the vehicle is running, that the fan turns on. If this doesn't turn on, ever, even while the engine is too hot, then that will cause the engine to overheat.


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