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Vehicle engine low coolant light comes on and off. there is sufficient coolant, no cracks in the lines, the engine isn't getting to hot either, what could the problem be?

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Bad sensor

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • tagteambt Sep 15, 2010

    Obviously I am not a car expert.........ha ha .... which sensor?

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1.)Check that your antifreeze reservoir is between the min and max marks (You want to be VERY VERY sure that your engine has sufficient coolant or you could damage you engine).If your engine/coolant system was low, very little hot coolant would get into the heater core and you could have low heat in the cabin.

2.) If you have your engine warmed up (as seen on the engine temperature gauge), try squeezing the top radiator hose gently (wear a glove as this could be hot). It should be very rigid/firm (a little harder than a tennis ball). After these two steps you should be relatively sure you have sufficient coolant. Watch out for sweet smells though, this would mean you have a leak somewhere.

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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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