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You will need to have the system leak tested to find the leak but if your not added coolant and this is the first time then i would fill radiator and resivior and keep an eye on it and if it goes low again then have the systemmtested for leaks , it may have a leaking waterpump or a leaking hose. hope this helps.

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Have system pressure checked.












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Bulletin No.: 04-06-02-007

Date: August 11, 2004

TECHNICAL

Subject:
Low Engine Coolant Level Indicator Always On (Diagnose Low Coolant Level System Operation/Check Sensor for Oil Contamination)

Models:
2000-2002 Buick Century, Regal
2000-2001 Chevrolet Lumina
2000-2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
2000-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
2000-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue


Condition

Some customers may comment that the low engine coolant level indicator is always illuminated.


Cause

The cause of this condition may be due to engine oil contaminating the coolant. Possible sources of oil contamination are internal engine leaks, improper service procedures, or the addition of some types of anti-leak additives to the cooling system. Once in the coolant, the oil leaves deposits on the level sensor creating an insulating film. This film results in a false activation of the coolant level indicator.


Correction

Diagnose low coolant level system operation and check the sensor for oil contamination using the procedure listed below.


Important: No coolant supplements should be used in GM cooling systems, other than what is approved and recommended by GM. The use of "aftermarket" over-the-counter sealing and cooling supplements may affect the operation of the low coolant level sensor. Discoloration of the coolant recovery bottle is normal and does not necessarily indicate that coolant contamination is present. Flush cooling system only when instructed by this bulletin.

1. Verify that the coolant is at proper level in the radiator and the coolant recovery bottle. If the coolant is low, add proper amount of 50/50 water and DEX-COOL(R) mixture. If the low coolant light operates properly, diagnose the cooling system for loss of coolant as outlined in SI. DO NOT proceed further with this bulletin.

2. Remove the low coolant level sensor. Refer to Coolant Level Module Replacement in the Engine Cooling sub-section.

3. With the key on, the engine off and the coolant level sensor disconnected from the vehicle wiring harness, observe the low coolant light:


^ Light is on - Chassis wiring or instrument cluster concern. Follow the appropriate diagnostic information in SI.

^ Light is out - Proceed to Step 4.



4. With the key off, connect the coolant level sensor into the vehicle's wiring harness. Connect a ground wire (1) to the battery negative terminal. Using a sharp probe (3) attached to the ground wire, ground the coolant sensor probe (2) as shown in the illustration. Make sure a good contact is made. With the key on and the engine off, observe the low coolant light for at least 15 seconds.


^ Light is on - Replace the low coolant sensor and re-check system operation.

^ Light is out - Proceed to Step 5.


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