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Old 11-27-2004, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that the weather has gotten a bit colder here where i live my car keeps telling me to check my coolent level. It only happens when i first start my car in the morning but not after its warmed up, so im assuming that it expands a bit or somthing when it gets warm. Does this happen to anyone else and do i really need to worry about this?

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I get the check coolant level sign too. I thought it was the coolant level sensor. anyone else got this problem?
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Old 11-28-2004, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My first choice would be the coolant level sensor, you can remove it and clean it up, spray some contact cleaner on electrical connection and hope that works.
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you actually checked the level of your coolant?... there is a cold line.. check that.. other than that.. clean the contacts on the level sensor...

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Your car shouldn't be telling you to check the coolant level regardless of temperature unless a condition exists. Check your actual coolant level and the sensor.
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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im incline to agree that its a sensor. like said before if you had a low level it would have said it regardless to weather temp.
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