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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:47 am    Post subject:  Low coolant level light Reply with quote

As if the window failure wasn't enough for my labor day vacation, the low coolant level light has turned on although the coolant was recently replaced and is not anywhere low. Is this a bad sensor or could this be tied to something else?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have you checked the coolant level in the radiator and the overflow bottle? Air in the system after the coolant is replaced will gradually work its way out and pull all the coolant out of the overflow bottle to replace it...

It's also possible that you have a gunked up sensor, but I'd explore the low coolant angle first.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the radiator has enough fluid and the overflow is good as well. Thanks for the advice I think it is the sensor.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I changed mine not long ago. It's a piece of cake and fairly inexpensive. Mine was gunked up.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

jmlock wrote:
I changed mine not long ago. It's a piece of cake and fairly inexpensive. Mine was gunked up.


Is there any articles on this and where did you get your sensor from? I really haven't looked into it this much but, I checked out summit racing and they had one for 60 bones. Also, did you change your fluids as well? I am thinking of changing the fluid, tstat, sensor, and hosing at once.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i had the same issue about a year and a half ago, just do a coolent flush and use a rad clense and you should be good to go
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Julian wrote:
Is there any articles on this and where did you get your sensor from? I really haven't looked into it this much but, I checked out summit racing and they had one for 60 bones. Also, did you change your fluids as well? I am thinking of changing the fluid, tstat, sensor, and hosing at once.

Here's an article for it.....
http://impalahq.naioa.com/index2.html

I went through gmpartsdirect.com for mine. I want to say it was $40 or so. I didn't change anything else because all else was good.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

jmlock wrote:
Julian wrote:
Is there any articles on this and where did you get your sensor from? I really haven't looked into it this much but, I checked out summit racing and they had one for 60 bones. Also, did you change your fluids as well? I am thinking of changing the fluid, tstat, sensor, and hosing at once.

Here's an article for it.....
http://impalahq.naioa.com/index2.html

I went through gmpartsdirect.com for mine. I want to say it was $40 or so. I didn't change anything else because all else was good.


Thank you, I just got back from a business trip and haven't had a chance to correct this flaw.
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