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Low coolant level light stays on though it is full?

Just purchased i 1996 pontiac grand am and although i have filled the tank the low level light remains on. i would appreciate any help or advice. thank you

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There is a coolant level sensor located in the radiator on the engine side of the radiator. It has (1) single wire connecting to the sensor. There is a very high possibility the sensor has lost its calibration. The sensor is not very expensive. Allow the engine to go cold, don't want you to get burned. You will have to drain a small amount of fluid when you change the sensor It sounds like you have verified the fluid level in the radiator and it is good.
Oh, and make sure it is connected before you change it.
Good luck and let me know.
Regards,

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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