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Warning light illuminated on dash indicating low coolant level. I filled the coolant as per the owners manual directions. The light is still lit. ???

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  • noah_musicia Aug 25, 2010

    I appreciate the quick response. I feel like I should give some more information though.
    I inspected for leaks everywhere and found nothing. After that I turned on the car and let it warm to normal operating temperature. As soon as the temperature was up, what I believe to be the water pump came on and made some pretty horrible noises... it almost sounded like chains rattling. I turned off the engine and inspected the coolant hoses, they were very pliable. This led me to believe there was no pressure in the system. So I carefully unscrewed the pressure cap, there was no hiss. As much as I want it to be a sensor, I think I might need a new water pump. Could it be something else? Is this going to break the bank?

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These have a sensor outside the overflow bottle that goes bad , its cheap replace it

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  • starrface Aug 25, 2010

    remove the v belt and check for movement and noise in the water pump, good luck

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