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Coolant lights go on and coolant reservoir leaking

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  • akairene Aug 04, 2008

    Coolant light comes on for about a minute then goes off. I check the coolant level and checks to be fine. Car is not heating up but would like a fix for this. I have also noticed when the coolant light comes on the fan has kicked in. 


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Hi there susankk26,

There are three things that could cause the coolant light to be flashing all the time.

  1. Low coolant level in radiator or surge (overflow) tank
  2. Dirty or gummed up sensor
  3. Bad sensor
Guess where the coolant level sensor is located -> The overflow tank. The sensor can't be removed from the tank. The tank is leaking.

Replace the tank.

You can save a few bucks by doing it yourself. You can find one cheap at an auto salvage yard. They're pretty straight forward to switch out too.

If you decide to go this route or have any other problems, click the ASK button. I'll get you through.

Remember: Good thing come to those who Rate.

Mike

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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