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I have a 1999 Chevy Lumina 3.1 ltr with 327000

I have a 1999 Chevy Lumina 3.1 ltr with 327000 miles. Car runs great, but the "low coolant" light flashes intermitantly off and on. The reservoir is full and I've bled the system from the two bleeder valves with no result. I think I may have a bad sensor. How do I replace it?

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Well this is easy,, look at your radiator,, you will notice 2 fans with wires and a second set of wires leading out a decice on the radiator.. Unbolt it, replace and connect back wires to new one,,

look on the exhaust manifold,, see the sensor mounted on it,, replace it,,

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • scmcrey Jun 01, 2010

    Finding the two fans was easy. I also found another set of wires mounted on the left side of the radiator. Is that the sensor?

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