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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:49 pm 
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Some times my low water light comes on for about 5 minutes and then goes out.

I've checked the Header tank and over filled it but it's still doing it.

Has any one else had this trouble?
I think I might have a Dodgy sender.

ANY IDEAS ?
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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:25 pm 
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on the radiator fill tank youll see some wires to the right hanging off it! there is a sensor in there to detect how much water is in the tank.
mine s**t itself and did the same as yours turned out to be that sensor.
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Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:55 pm 
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Thanks..
I was thinking that as well, Its going to a Dealer for the Steering recall next week so I will get a new one. :D
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:44 pm 
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Thanks..
I was thinking that as well, Its going to a Dealer for the Steering recall next week so I will get a new one. :D

yes at about $80
pfft mine went i dont care the light is on can be bothered changin it

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:52 pm 
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Yeah maybe I could just join the wires together that would stop it.
I did that on my XF Ghia.
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Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:55 pm 
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Yeah maybe I could just join the wires together that would stop it.
I did that on my XF Ghia.

nope wont work!
is uses resitance of some sort ie liek steeriwng wheel controls to turn the light on/off
only way to fix it is to buy a new one

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:35 pm 
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Bloody thing is on all the time now.... It pisses me off, because it catches my eye. I might see if I can Score a Second hand one,
other wise I will get one off Ford. :(
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:25 am 
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lol mine been on for the past 6 months! i cbf paying ford for new one as i need a new overflow bottle so i live with it

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:06 am 
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It's a conspiracy, mine's done it as well :?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:21 am 
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Two things : If you have a blown head gasket then maybee pressure in the water system drops the water level, and it goes on.

Otherwise, you can buy just the float for the sensor from ford (it used to be in the parts lookup database here) and that fixes your problem. Seems the floats either warp in the heat (duh : Coolant), or the Iron/Magnet in the float rusts away.

Ive gone through 2 floats in 7 years.

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:07 pm 
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its common-ish for AU falcons without senders to light up this light.. i can find the TSB (technical service bullitin) with the fix if u like..
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:17 pm 
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yer man do it
please
van be a docco on here

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:11 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:04 pm 
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Well I replaced mine today, It was $53 at Coffeys in Dandenong.
When I pulled the old sender out I found that the Flout was full of water.
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