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Old 03-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Ok, so I'm driving to the grocery store to grab some food for work tonight (night shift sucks)
The bonne is about 1/4 of the way to normal operating temp, then the low coolant light dings on.

The first thing that comes to my mind is that my coolant is on the road somewhere behind me.

So I pull into the parking lot, pop the hood, the coolant is fine.
Start the car, light is gone...nothing on the drive home.

Was it just a fluke, something else maybe,
it'* kinda got me worried since my ABS and Traction decided not to work as of 2 days ago.
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my Old SSEi did that ALL the time lol, i just finally unplugged the sensor, i check that sort of thing enough anyways to know what its at, my new SSEi, its Low coolant light came on when i sprung a leak on the highway, but also the temp gage went fast...
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Was it just a fluke, something else maybe,
No, they're notorious for false alarms. The warning will go out again after a while, especially if you're driving. I wish I knew how to fix mine; it'* all solid-state as far as I know, with just a couple of probes in the coolant.

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it'* kinda got me worried since my ABS and Traction decided not to work as of 2 days ago.
Check your brake fluid level in the reservoir, and add if it'* not _all_ the way to the Full mark. What you describe can be a symptom of nothing more than slightly low fluid; the system will take itself out of action and show you those two warning lights if it doesn't measure enough fluid in reserve.
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it'* kinda got me worried since my ABS and Traction decided not to work as of 2 days ago.
Check your brake fluid level in the reservoir, and add if it'* not _all_ the way to the Full mark. What you describe can be a symptom of nothing more than slightly low fluid; the system will take itself out of action and show you those two warning lights if it doesn't measure enough fluid in reserve.[/quote]

I will definately take a look at that, thanks
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