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Low coolant light always on

Would you need to change the thermostat if the light for low coolant comes on all the time and engine is running hot but not over heating ?

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Low coolant means just that, find out if the system is really low or the light is receiving a false signal from the low coolant sensor, just check the level in the coolant recovery tank and the make sure the radiator tank is full, if you are low on coolant then check out why, a leak is probable, most likely a water pump or hose related issue, and no a bad thermostat will not in itself turn on the low coolant light unless the engine boils over and the system becomes low. Remember never ever open a radiator cap on a hot engine, you would be surprised how many professional mechanics get burned this way, be careful..

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SOURCE: engine running hot after thermostat installed

you have a bad water pump the water isnt circulationg as it should so you need to replace the water pump and soon before it causes damage

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