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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:46 pm 
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The Coolant warning lamp keeps coming on in my EF, I check the water and it appears to be fine, replaced the radiator hoses as one had a small leak, but nothing to worry about, could this be a faulty sensor? and if it was would it appear through the airbag light flashing on start up? it comes on, then just turns off when it feels like, then will come on again and stay on for what ever it feels like.. Any ideas?

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:49 pm 
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The coolant warning lamp on a ED, where is the sensor (thermostat or radiator overflow tank)?
as mine needs to be changed as its always on and I always have water in my car

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:53 pm 
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yes - you may be able to pull the sensor out and give it a clean, it could just have some gunk stuck on/in it somewhere. Or for peice of mind, put a new one in.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:55 pm 
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How do they come out greg? just threaded into the overflow bottle? or na? lol
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:00 pm 
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yeah, you undo the white "plug" which threads in behind the plug. Then pull the plug out!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:04 pm 
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it sounds like your sensor is busted mate common on those sensors is to fill up with water and sink to the bottom of your header tank. with the air bag light it sounds like there mabey a fault in the air bag system the light is flashin a code it will flash a sequence of numbers say it will flash once pause then flash twice thats a code 12 then it will go off for a few seconds then repeat the sequence again then stay on till the ignition is turned off just count these flashes and post the code up and some one will be able to help you out :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:20 pm 
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ok its spitting out these codes;

F - being a flash P - being a pause

F - 3 times
P - 3 secs
F - 3 times
P - 6secs
F - 3 times
P - 3 secs
F - 3 times
P - 6 secs

keeps doing that untill it just stays on, so is that code 33 and code 36?

not sure on these code things.. lol
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:31 pm 
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meh the code flashing is passanger side airbag, which i don't have so has nothing to do with coolant sensor

anyone know how much these little f**k are?
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:49 pm 
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More than likely the float on the sensor has a small crack in it an it is full of water.
New one is around $25 for the Float only if you can still find one.
The Sensor & Float together is around $60

Or you could try sealing it. Drill a small hole in the float to allow water to escape then seal it back up with a waterproof sealer such as silicone. Make sure you smear it over the whole float, to seal the original crack.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:58 pm 
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I just had a quick look at the sensor and I can't see how you'd be able to get it out?
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:01 pm 
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a pair of pointy nose(needle nose)pliers. you will find on the sensor there is a screw fitting that holds the sensor into the bottle use the pliers at 9 and 3 on the fitting or 12 and 6 up to you and unscrew it then pull the sensor out (damn its easyier to show someone then explain it) hope you understand my mummble jummble :D :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:17 pm 
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To replace the float, drain/syphon the header tank, unplug sensor then unscrew the white plastic ring on the side of the tank, I use a pair of pointed nose pliers. Sensor just pulls out from tank. float can then be removed from sensor.

Here's a couple of pics for you, from when I did mine.

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:44 pm 
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lol - thanks for the details guys.

I'll order a new one and chuck it in..
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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:17 pm 
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that's a ncie new bottle you have there max :P

 

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Happy wrote:
that's a ncie new bottle you have there max :P


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