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General motors uses a level sensor of some type to watch the level in the cooling system . if the cooling system is not low . then i would suspect this sensor is faulty . it could be mounted in the radiator or in the radiator plastic tank . check with your local parts store to see if its available after market this would save you some money .if not its off to the dealer for the part .

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