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Anti freeze coolant light flashes though the reservoir is filled

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If your vehicle is not overheating then you have a temp sensor problem. Replace it and your problem should be fixed.

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Your description may actually be your answer, so to speak. You mention 'generally as engine is cooling or if coolant is added too quickly'. It sounds to me like the reservoir is over-filled.
When the engine is cooling, coolant tends to flow back to the reservoir (plastic 'jug' where you add coolant). A bad radiator cap or one that was replaced with too low a PSI rating can easily allow too much to fill the reservoir and and occasionally overflow it. Most reservoirs use a rubber tube to drain excess coolant so it may appear to 'leak' near the front left wheel or left side of engine.
Replace your radiator cap. (did they pressure test the cap too?)
Make sure you check your owner's manual for the proper PSI. My sources show 15-16psi, but that sounds a little high to me. Also, make sure you have the correct (50/50) anti-freeze/water mixture.
After you replace the cap, make sure the reservoir has the right amount of coolant and isn't over-filled. (To 'fill cold' line) Drive the engine until hot, then park the truck and see if the problem is fixed. Good Luck!

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