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The low coolant warning light comes on regularly on my 2001 Ford Escape XLT, I have checked the obvious, that being coolant level and it is OK, engine not running hot, is coolant level sender easy to change and where is it located

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It is a float inside the coolant recovery/overflow tank which is easy to replace

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Actually if you go to ford they dont sell the float or sensor as and 1 piece deal, you have to buy a brand new expansion tank, (i had the same problem)

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