: Coolant Issues

Mr. Samuel
09-25-06, 12:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have a 2000 Catera with 81k miles on it. The coolant level light is on all the time. I topped off the reservoir about 3/4" above the fill line, but this didn't help. I suspect that the sensor is bad. I've read on previous posts that the entire reservoir has to be since the sensor is inside. Is this true? If it is, does anyone have a part # for the reservoir and an idea about the cost?

I've also noticed that the raditor temp gage on the dash doesn't read at all. Everything is working as it should, the coolant is the same temp as the engine, but the gage is peggeed out at "C" all the time. Is there a radiator temp sensor, and where is it located (if there is)?

Thanks for any help :)


09-27-06, 02:40 PM
the reservoir can be found on ebay, for example. Mine is also reading low, so eventually I will replace it. for now, taking the bulb out is working just fine... :D