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My 2004 chevy silverado is saying engine coolant hot? what does that mean and what should I do?

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Go down to your local parts store and get a coolant pressure tester test for leaks

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That means you need to check the coolant level NOW, and also check everything over for leaks (coolant went somewhere) Do not open your system if the engine is hot. Wait till it cools off!!!

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Engine coolant hot


This would refer to the coolant within your engine and radiator, in short your being told your engine is running hot. This should be corrected ASAP before damage occurs to the engine.
I hope this may have helped,
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