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Old 04-25-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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well the DIC is yelling low coolent at me now and then, but the coolent level is fine, in the jug and the rad... SO, i'm assuming its a bad sensor. sound right? where is this sensor at and has anyone else replaced it?
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Sensor is located on the right side of the radiator (passenger side) about halfway down the plastic endcap. You'll see the wires going to it.

They tend to get a little goopy and stop working properly.
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1. Take it out and clean it.

2. Replace it.

3. Disconnect and forget.

Any of these three options will prevent the light (well, ONE of the three will).
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One will...it will also not inform you of the issue when your coolant system suffers a problem and you need to know asap.

Fixing properly is always recommended. Which explains why Bill put those as 1 and 2 on the list.
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Gotta throw in my .02 cents here.

I'm damn glad the coolant sensor was working on my car. Its the reason I discovered my water pump was going. Was on the way home from work and on the phone with Boosty (of course) when the dic flashed low coolant. When I got home, low and behold I had a slight leak which lead to the eventual finding of the pump failure.
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this is exactly the reason i want to look into it. i've ignored these things in the past but i hate doing it. this car is nice enough to chase these things down.

ok, on the right side half way down. cool. i'll try cleaning first its cheaper!
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