Question about 1997 Ford Escort
You can try verifying that the coolant level is up to the 'Fill hot' line. If the coolant level in the reservoir tank is sufficient yet the warning light lits up, then it could probably be a defective sensor. Normally, the coolant reservoir is the white plastic tank located behind the passenger side headlight. There' would be a black cap that says 'Engine Coolant Only' in yellow print and there is a wire harness connected to it. Where the wire ends in the tank is the sensor. You can try cleaning the sensor tip (that gets submerged in coolant) see if that helps. Otherwise a replacement might be in order.
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