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im not sure why it comes on.. but when i drive for like 2 minutes, it comes on. I checked Anitfreeze and it is fine. My dad checked it.. he sed it was fine also. My engine temp is usually right in the middle if not lower. It usually takes a while for the guage to get in the middle like today.. sat running for 10 minutes (Canadian weather.. light snow) then i got in and drove for 30 seconds.. the line still wasnt near the middle.. any thoughts?
 

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**my bad folks i meant fluid level sensor not coolant temp sesnor, we have gotten along for roughly 80 years with the fluid level sensor it wont hurt anything by unplugging it**

early model 2nd gens have this problem mine does, either replace the **fluid level sensor** or just unplug it, wont do any harm. its just there to make sure the resavoir is full incase you leak fluid it can suck it out from there

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I´d say change the sensor, don´t unplug it. That could be the last thing you do in your car before you seize your engine. The coolant level may appear to be fine, but it might not be...when my check coolant light comes on, I know to dump more into it. I need to get a hold of a new radiator, and I know where I can get one for 1/3 of the price.


I have an old aquafina bottle in the back of my car with a 50/50 mix of anti freeze and water, just in case I´m out somewhere and the light comes on, I can put a bit in there and restart my car, the coolant light stays off after that...I´m sure I have a small leak somewhere in my Radiator.
A coworker told me there´s a compound out there that you can pour into your radiator and it´ll solidify and close any leaks in it...anyone ever heard of that?
 

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The coolant temp sensor only works with the temp gauge and has nothing to do with the "check coolant" light, I believe. This light normally comes on when the coolant level in the reservoir tank falls below the sensor. it might be triggered by driving. when accelerating, the level might drop and the light would be triggered. try adding some coolant to the reservoir.
 

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Aight.. so i´ll add coolant.. if it still does it, then check sensor.. how hard is it to check sensor?
 

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Ya know my 94 gt did that for a while and it drove me nuts. turns out the sensor was going nuts once the car warmed up a little bit. New sensor no problem. but check for leaks - ya never know. And no don´t unplug it. this is one thing that will come back to bite you if you do. trust me saving a few dollars now is not worth what you will pay out later when you get it good and hot and the head warps.
 
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