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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:22 pm 
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righto

my red "low coolant " light keeps coming on pretty randomly .Yet the coolant reservoir is full , and the temp never passes the 'M' in the NORMAL on the engine coolant temp gauge.

any idea whats going on
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:27 pm 
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check the coolant sensor, it's just down from the reservoir tank!!!

that might be a good start

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:29 pm 
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same thing with mine
not sure if same reason as yours mate
but i got a gli ef
and i have a futura cluster...
the cluster has the coolant light, but i have no coolant sensor..
(so just remove bulb)

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:50 pm 
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well i dont work for ford but iv replaced 3 coolant level sensors on e series in the last few years so id say its a common problem
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 9:51 pm 
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very usefull things coolant level sensors....

whats happened with yours is the fload has rotted away enough for it to fill up with coolant, so it no longer does its job correctly

 

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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 10:18 pm 
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just pull a homer and put a piece of tape over the light :D

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:25 am 
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Interceptor wrote:
very usefull things coolant level sensors....

whats happened with yours is the fload has rotted away enough for it to fill up with coolant, so it no longer does its job correctly
It reminds me every time to check the coolent level. the last thing you want is going into limp home mode. thinking, what the @*#$. finally realise the temp gage is on high.

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:53 am 
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My EL Futura has the same problem :/ My coolant levels are about 2/3 the way between low and hi and the light comes on every now and then.

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:10 pm 
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Sometimes they (coolant float) just get covered in crap, cleaning it usually fixes the problem

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Ive got the same problem as you... have had it for over a year now lol... just never bothered with it. I was gonna check it out, but how do you take the f**k out of there? and um, Im guessing coolant is lost in the following instructions?...I just filled mine...aah :roll:



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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 8:07 pm 
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common problem, dont go removing the globe in your cluster or anything that dodgy as it is a good feature which could be VERY worthwhile having if something ever happens n ur coolant runs out (not hard to do really) id much rather replace a little sensor thats easy to get to than have my coolant leak out, cook the engine n cost me a bundle of cash!!

To remove sensor, drain some coolant till the tank looks empty, unscrew the white ring that holds the sensor in the right side of the tank, when out unplug the sensor from the loom and get some pliers to "pull" the sensor out.
Dont worry aobut stuffing the plastic lug that holds it in there as chances are if ur sensor is stuffed it is prolly close to its used by date also; remove the sensor n replace with new one.
the new sensor comes with the plastic/rubber ring that holds it in but not the screw in plastic ring that holds the thing in all the time; dont loose that.
This would be an IDEAL time to get a new coolant tank n do a coolant flush btw, i did - looks/works like new. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 8:12 pm 
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but unscrewing it is where I got stuck... its like a mission, did you use some special tool?

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 8:57 pm 
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justfordima wrote:
but unscrewing it is where I got stuck... its like a mission, did you use some special tool?

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Are you talking about the white plastic ring that screws into the tank that holds the sensor in tight?
If so i used a pair of pliers (needle nose) n it worked no probs, if you cant get it it by doing that or if its somehow stuffed n jammed you might have to get a new tank/sensor/plastic sensor ring.
Mine came out nice n easy n presumed that was the norm?

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 9:00 pm 
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interesting, thanks for that.. Ill have to investigate.. I thought ford might have glued them in there, and then released a special tool that everyone has to buy :roll: , to remove them lol...



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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:24 pm 
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I gotta check mine, I still think my coolant is leaking since my liught is still on.
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