Fordmods Logo

Coolant light staying on 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Coolant light staying on
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:41 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 54

Joined: 27th May 2005

Ride: el fairmont ghia

Location: Wagga Wagga
NSW, Australia

I need help. Don't know why but the coolant light is staying on, In my El fairmont Ghia. its been loosing coolant and it came on so i filled it back up. When i start the car it isn't there but after about 20 sec. it comes up. Any ideas would be helpful.

 

_________________

LIVE LIFE FLAT OUT AND SIDEWAYS

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 2198

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Ghia - XF Ego 302 Clevo

Location: Shit Creek
WA, Australia

could be the head gasket going

 

_________________

Team EGO

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:46 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 47

Joined: 5th Jan 2005

Location: frankston
VIC, Australia

faulty level sensor in header tank <where u fill your radiator>
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:56 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 54

Joined: 27th May 2005

Ride: el fairmont ghia

Location: Wagga Wagga
NSW, Australia

I've been leaking only when it gets to normal temp. Did have a cold thermostat in but it wasn't even close to the line under normal, so i got another thermostat and now its leaking more.

I fill it up in the bottle about the battery. Yeah i was thinking it could be the senser thats on the side of the bottle.

 

_________________

LIVE LIFE FLAT OUT AND SIDEWAYS

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:27 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 280

Joined: 30th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

If the coolant level is correct and the light is still on, then your problem is most likely the coolant level sensor is stuffed.

These coolant level sensors tend to get brittle over time and the floats start to leak which causes the float to sink and the warning light to come on.

You will know if the coolant sensor is stuffed when you remove it as all stuffed sensors have a green colored float since they are full of coolant !

The replacement coolant sensors cost around the $50 mark which gives you a complete sensor and gasket and takes 5 minutes to replace :)

Cheers, Itchione
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:13 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 33

Joined: 9th Jun 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

For anyone interested...this is what an old coolant sensor may look like :? I just got a replacement from ford for $65.

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 8655

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 37 images

Ride: V8 EF Futura

Location: Adelaide CBD
SA, Australia

It could be air trapped in the system. Air will compress as the cooling system pressurises, causing the level in the header tank to fall.

To check, start the car and wait for the coolant light to come on. Look at the header tank. If the coolant level is appropriate and above the sensor in the tank then the sensor is stuffed. If the level is dropping a fair bit then you most likely need to burp the system. Remove the cap and let the engine idle until it is warm.

If the level keeps falling then we need to look at whats causing this.

 

_________________

I promise..... I will never die.

Fordmods Administration Group MINOR PUNKED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:35 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 121

Joined: 4th Oct 2005

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: EL Fairmont

Location: North
SA, Australia

I had the light come on and stay on, all coolant was topped up, took it in for a serivce, was the float that messures if its high or low, had water in it. Just had it replaced, fixed the problem.

 

_________________

Chooka - Ford Fairmont EL
Future Mods coming....

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:39 am 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Mine was the same thing.

In the end it was a head gasket going.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:05 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names