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Hey folks, I've got a 1998 LX model that is showing the "check coolant" light on the dashboard. I bought it used with 170k miles, it doesn't lose, leak, or overheat. I'm curious about why the light stays on, and I just replaced the coolant temperature sensor this morning. My blower motor Also doesn't work, anyone have an idea of how much it will cost to replace it? Any help/ advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Either the coolant level in the overflow bottle is low or the level sensor is bad.
Check the blower motor resistor, the connector is known to burn out so check that first.
 
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As Matt said, the coolant level sensor is known to go bad, since it's literally just submerged into the coolant. You can sometimes get by with just cleaning the conductors.

I've had the connector at the blower motor just be loose before, and wiggling the wires made it work again.
 
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As Matt said, the coolant level sensor is known to go bad, since it's literally just submerged into the coolant. You can sometimes get by with just cleaning the conductors.

I've had the connector at the blower motor just be loose before, and wiggling the wires made it work again.
Where is the blower motor located on my Escort? I'm assuming inside the dashboard
 

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I believe it's below the glovebox, under the dash.
 

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Yeah, I found it by watching a YouTube video. The resistor is definitely corroded and it looks like maybe the heater core leaked at one time because the main pigtail is burnt.
The main pigtail gets burnt due to it being slightly loose on the tab.
 

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This happens with my car every couple years, due to the level getting too low in the overflow bottle.
I take the opportunity to take out the bottle and sensor and clean thoroughly with detergent and water, then reinstall and fill up with coolant.
 
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