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Old 09-07-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good, but
keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the level
if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried adding a
bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it seemed to "fix"
it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On starting up these days,
the light goes off ... but with backing out of the parking spot, the light
comes back on.

Anybody else have this problem?

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Old 09-07-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

On Wed, 07 Sep 2005 18:55:41 GMT, "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com>
wrote:

>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good, but
>keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the level
>if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried adding a
>bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it seemed to "fix"
>it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On starting up these days,
>the light goes off ... but with backing out of the parking spot, the light
>comes back on.
>
>Anybody else have this problem?
>
>-RS-
>

Common as dirt on Fords. Put in a new sensor and it MIGHT go away -
for a little while anyway.
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Old 09-07-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
"-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the
>level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried
>adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it
>seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On starting
>up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of the parking
>spot, the light comes back on.
>
> Anybody else have this problem?
>
> -RS-
>



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Old 09-07-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

Sounds like the answer is to just keep an eye on the coolant reservoir
tank's REAL level ... and not bother changing the sensor unless I have
nothing better to do with my money.

-RS-



"Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the
>>level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried
>>adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it
>>seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of the
>>parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>
>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>
>> -RS-
>>

>
>to



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Old 09-07-2005, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon


"-RBS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:FpITe.260046$on1.46691@clgrps13...
> Sounds like the answer is to just keep an eye on the coolant reservoir
> tank's REAL level ... and not bother changing the sensor unless I have
> nothing better to do with my money.
>
> -RS-
>
>
>
> "Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
>> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though
>>>the level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I
>>>tried adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ...
>>>it seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of
>>>the parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>>
>>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>>
>>> -RS-
>>>

>>
>>to

>
>



Man! I got ripped off. The check coolant light came on. A mechanic told me
that my radiator leaked and need to be replaced. So, I paid about $400
bucks for that. I should have known that it was just a faulty sensor.



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Old 09-07-2005, 22:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon


"Jesse" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:dfod9s$chm$1@rumours.uwaterloo.ca...
>
> "-RBS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:FpITe.260046$on1.46691@clgrps13...
>> Sounds like the answer is to just keep an eye on the coolant reservoir
>> tank's REAL level ... and not bother changing the sensor unless I have
>> nothing better to do with my money.
>>
>> -RS-
>>
>>
>>
>> "Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>>> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
>>> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>>>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though
>>>>the level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I
>>>>tried adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ...
>>>>it seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of
>>>>the parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>>>
>>>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>>>
>>>> -RS-
>>>>
>>>
>>>to

>>
>>

>
>
> Man! I got ripped off. The check coolant light came on. A mechanic told
> me that my radiator leaked and need to be replaced. So, I paid about $400
> bucks for that. I should have known that it was just a faulty sensor.
>
>


Did I mentioned that it was "Midas"?



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Old 09-07-2005, 23:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 00:06:58 -0400, "Jesse" <someone@microsoft.com>
wrote:

>
>"Jesse" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:dfod9s$chm$1@rumours.uwaterloo.ca...
>>
>> "-RBS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:FpITe.260046$on1.46691@clgrps13...
>>> Sounds like the answer is to just keep an eye on the coolant reservoir
>>> tank's REAL level ... and not bother changing the sensor unless I have
>>> nothing better to do with my money.
>>>
>>> -RS-
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>>>> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
>>>> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>>>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>>>>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though
>>>>>the level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I
>>>>>tried adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ...
>>>>>it seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>>>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of
>>>>>the parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>>>>
>>>>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>>>>
>>>>> -RS-
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>to
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> Man! I got ripped off. The check coolant light came on. A mechanic told
>> me that my radiator leaked and need to be replaced. So, I paid about $400
>> bucks for that. I should have known that it was just a faulty sensor.
>>
>>

>
>Did I mentioned that it was "Midas"?
>
>


Well, it is *possible* that you did have a leaking radiator and
actually were low on fluid and that the warning lamp was working
exactly as it is supposed to. That said, Midas/meinke and the rest
have, in my experience, usually done crappy work.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

me too on my '90.. replaced it, still did it a while, then just kinda went
away eventually.. weird but no biggie..
only time it really bugged me was before I got around to fixing the broken
temp sensor.. that made me nervous..

"Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,
>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the
>>level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried
>>adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it
>>seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of the
>>parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>
>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>
>> -RS-
>>

>
>



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Old 09-08-2005, 05:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon


"Ashton Crusher" <Hello@nowhere.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 00:06:58 -0400, "Jesse" <someone@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Jesse" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:dfod9s$chm$1@rumours.uwaterloo.ca...
>>>
>>> "-RBS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:FpITe.260046$on1.46691@clgrps13...
>>>> Sounds like the answer is to just keep an eye on the coolant reservoir
>>>> tank's REAL level ... and not bother changing the sensor unless I have
>>>> nothing better to do with my money.
>>>>
>>>> -RS-
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Frank Ross" <frankdross@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:luudnfR0kuXt0YLeRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>>>>> My '96 bird does this all the time. I just ignore it.
>>>>> "-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:NIGTe.166246$wr.81345@clgrps12...
>>>>>>I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working
>>>>>>good,
>>>>>>but keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though
>>>>>>the level if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I
>>>>>>tried adding a bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem
>>>>>>...
>>>>>>it seemed to "fix" it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On
>>>>>>starting up these days, the light goes off ... but with backing out of
>>>>>>the parking spot, the light comes back on.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anybody else have this problem?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -RS-
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>to
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Man! I got ripped off. The check coolant light came on. A mechanic told
>>> me that my radiator leaked and need to be replaced. So, I paid about
>>> $400
>>> bucks for that. I should have known that it was just a faulty sensor.
>>>
>>>

>>
>>Did I mentioned that it was "Midas"?
>>
>>

>
> Well, it is *possible* that you did have a leaking radiator and
> actually were low on fluid and that the warning lamp was working
> exactly as it is supposed to. That said, Midas/meinke and the rest
> have, in my experience, usually done crappy work.


true, but if your a woman with big tits you get work done free there..lol


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Old 09-12-2005, 11:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: false "low coolant level" indication: 2002 Taurus SEL wagon

Drain coolant until radiator is only half full, then run as normal. The
light will stay off

"-RS-" <jf_reneX@Xhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I got the car used, with about 95,000 km on it. Has been working good,

but
> keep getting the "low coolant level" light come on ... even though the

level
> if up to the mark ... actually now a bit above it, since I tried adding a
> bit of coolant to see if that would solve the problem ... it seemed to

"fix"
> it for a while ... maybe that was an illusion. On starting up these days,
> the light goes off ... but with backing out of the parking spot, the light
> comes back on.
>
> Anybody else have this problem?
>
> -RS-
>
>



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