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    Coolant level low

    I just noticed the coolant level low light is on and noticed that sometimes there is a small puddle of coolant on the ground...what could it be

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Depending on where its showing up, it could be a leak in the radiator itself, one of the hoses is bad, or if its tward the back of the engine... it could be a coolant intake pipe..


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    Re: Coolant level low

    thanks it looks like it is leaking from the back in very small amounts however yesterday afternoon left work light has didnot appear got in to go to work this morning ..checked the level it was fine havent seen the light or the drip since yesterday morning..will have it checked this week to see if it is a bad hose or something

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    Re: Coolant level low

    I got the low coolant light ON but the coolant level is normal and I can't see any leak or over heat!! any idea? is there a way to check if it is a faulty sensor?

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    Re: Coolant level low

    It may show up as a code... have it scanned, otherwise if it doesnt go off and the coolant level is fine... then something could be wrong with the sensor. What level is it at? (the coolant) And what is the average temp.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Jeff,

    when the car is cold the coolant is on the level line. for the Temp, usually it ranges between the centre of the gauge and the level right on top of it.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Okay we see that there is a small leak coming from a silver pipe towards the back of the engine is this the coolant intake pipe....I need a picture of the engine....Please so I can take care of the drip

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    Re: Coolant level low

    could you tell me if this is the silver pipe that is kind of curved you can see it from the bottom of the engine..............I need a copy of the engine

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Your heater control valve is leaking--rear of engine near top, three hoses going into, it's a plastic valve, they all leak.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    My low coolant light comes on at different times, stays on for a few minutes then goes off. Checked the coolant, it was low, but I never saw a drop on the floor in the garage? I filled it to the proper level, but light still comes on at various times then goes off.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Mine was doing the same thing...the first time it leaked it was a hose, 2nd time I replaced the engine oil cooler, Im hoping 3rd times a charm I just got my catty back from the shop they put in a new cap. So far its done the job. Good luck!

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Quote Originally Posted by mastertech
    Your heater control valve is leaking--rear of engine near top, three hoses going into, it's a plastic valve, they all leak.
    ?How much does it cost to fix or can you do it yourself.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    well I had it done by my local mechanic and he charged me 215.oo but when I called the dealership it was roughly 300.00

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    Re: Coolant level low

    Quote Originally Posted by mastertech
    Your heater control valve is leaking--rear of engine near top, three hoses going into, it's a plastic valve, they all leak.
    How could I repair this myself.Any suggestions.

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    Re: Coolant level low

    I had the same problem on my catera. I took it to the dealer, do you know what they did ? they put a paperclip to jump out where the sensor plugs in at. How did I find out ? When my oil cooler leaked out antifreeze and put oil in the coolant I replaced it myself. I also changed the bottle but the light always goes on and off so I unplugged the connector and bent the tangs on the bottle connector down a little bit to make a better contact. It works perfect now ?

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