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Check levels if fine and not over heating clear the engine light sometimes changes in level will trigger it. If light comes on again after adding fluid. Then you know its something further but unlikely if it hasn't been over heating. If your losing fluid you might want to check around pump to make sure gasket seal is still good or check and make sure plastic turn opening valve on bottom of radiator isn't loose.

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