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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 08:01 AM
Steve Forrester
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Coolant Level Sensor

My coolant level sensor in the coolant reservoir has burned out...

Anyone know the bestest, cheapest way to replace it?

Thanks!

Steve


 
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 08:01 AM
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"Steve Forrester" <xxgfr92yxx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> My coolant level sensor in the coolant reservoir has burned out...
>
> Anyone know the bestest, cheapest way to replace it?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Steve


Without knowing what car (Make, model, year, engine), it is hard to tell.

The best, cheapest way to replace it is to replace it under warranty. Ford
had a problem with coolant level sensors in Ford Contours and Mercury
Mystiques. They ended up replacing the entire revervoir, because they
couldn't replace the sensor without changing the whole thing.

If you have one of these cars, you might be able to get Ford to replace it
free (or if your car is still under warranty).

Jeff


 
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 12:01 PM
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U-pull-it junkyard part.

 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 01:01 PM
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What do you need that for anyway? Just keep the resevoir topped off
between the MIN and MAX lines.

Unless of course you have other problems like leaking coolant and are
too lazy to fix...

 
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 02:01 PM
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<sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> What do you need that for anyway? Just keep the resevoir topped off
> between the MIN and MAX lines.
>
> Unless of course you have other problems like leaking coolant and are
> too lazy to fix...
>


The sensor is malfunctioning... even when full with 50-50 coolant/water, it
still ends an "empty" signal or should I say it sends no signal to the idiot
light controller.



 
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"Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Steve Forrester" <xxgfr92yxx@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ttadndIsns5PEKTfRVn-hg@comcast.com...
>> My coolant level sensor in the coolant reservoir has burned out...
>>
>> Anyone know the bestest, cheapest way to replace it?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Steve

>
> Without knowing what car (Make, model, year, engine), it is hard to tell.
>
> The best, cheapest way to replace it is to replace it under warranty.
> Ford had a problem with coolant level sensors in Ford Contours and Mercury
> Mystiques. They ended up replacing the entire revervoir, because they
> couldn't replace the sensor without changing the whole thing.
>
> If you have one of these cars, you might be able to get Ford to replace it
> free (or if your car is still under warranty).
>
> Jeff
>


1993 Mustang 5.0



 
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 04:01 PM
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Before I would replace the sensor, I'd try cleaning it and the
electrical connection first.

 
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 04:01 PM
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<scott_z500@my-deja.com> wrote in message
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> Before I would replace the sensor, I'd try cleaning it and the
> electrical connection first.
>


Been there... Done that!!!


 
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-05, 08:01 PM
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:27:06 -0500, "Steve Forrester"
<xxgfr92yxx@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
><sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
>news:1111085744.433262.169820@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> What do you need that for anyway? Just keep the resevoir topped off
>> between the MIN and MAX lines.
>>
>> Unless of course you have other problems like leaking coolant and are
>> too lazy to fix...
>>

>
>The sensor is malfunctioning... even when full with 50-50 coolant/water, it
>still ends an "empty" signal or should I say it sends no signal to the idiot
>light controller.
>
>

they are prone to failure
cannot clean them
buy a new one
used would be futile


 
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<barney rubble@sky.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:27:06 -0500, "Steve Forrester"
> <xxgfr92yxx@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>
>><sleepdog@optonline.net> wrote in message
>>news:1111085744.433262.169820@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>>> What do you need that for anyway? Just keep the resevoir topped off
>>> between the MIN and MAX lines.
>>>
>>> Unless of course you have other problems like leaking coolant and are
>>> too lazy to fix...
>>>

>>
>>The sensor is malfunctioning... even when full with 50-50 coolant/water,
>>it
>>still ends an "empty" signal or should I say it sends no signal to the
>>idiot
>>light controller.
>>
>>

> they are prone to failure
> cannot clean them
> buy a new one
> used would be futile
>
>


Thanks for the heads up!


 
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