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My low coolant light comes on but their is coolant in the tank,whats wrong counld you tell me?

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Is the coolant level in the resivoir up to the cold mark when the engine is cold? if so than the coolant level switch is most likely bad. You will need to remove the coolant tank to replace the switch

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HI, sorry to tell you this but the DTC P1744 is being set do to excessive slipping in the transmission so coolant wont help this. The low coolant is probably due to a crack int he expansion tank where you add coolant. I would recommend stopping at a local transmission shop and let them tell you your options. Good luck

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Sounds like your sensor unit in your coolant overflow tank. Like nearly everything man made that floats, they will eventually leak (become water logged). This is a relatively cheap fix, as long as the light is coming on and the coolant level in the overflow tank is between the MIN and MAX lines in the overflow tank. This means that the float in there is dropping below the actual fluid level (watter logged) and you need to get a replacement sensor unit (aka sending unit) for the overflow tank.

Otherwise, if the coolant level in the overflow tank IS BELOW the MIN level line on the tank, then you are losing coolant somewhere and that is when things start to get expensive (might be a radiator problem, head gasket, cylinder head, heater core, etc).

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There is a level /float sensor inside the tank.

Wait until the engine is cold,empty the coolant tank and rinse.

Refill will 100% coolant to the COLD / COOL / LOW mark.

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