My Lumina has plenty of coolant, but the Low Coolant
light is on (goes out after ~30 minutes of driving). The
car does not overheat.
How is coolant level sensed? Is there a sensor that needs
replacement, or is there a way to reset the system? (already
tried the Pump Gas Pedal 3 Times procedure; no change)
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if the warning lamp is on and coolant level in RADIATOR is up to neck then
the sensor has failed. VERY common prob. for that vintage.......remove
battery and you will find sensor located towards top of right hand rad.
tank. unclip conn., remove wire retainer around base of sensor, pop old
sensor out and QUICKLY install new one....you shouldnt loose more than a
couple of tablespoons of coolant if you have your new sensor lubed and
I am guessing this is another problem with the junk red coolant that GM
uses. My daughters car (1997 Lumina) does the same thing. I'm thinking the
thing is just cruded up and needs cleaned off. I know this coolant seems to
leave a lot of crud behind.
Another really informed consumer. All coolants have crud buildup at 9 tears
old. Especially since you probably haven't maintained the cooling system.
There is nothing wrong with Dexcool if used and maintained correctly.
Depending on your year, I would bet that your "Temperature Level
Coolant Sensor" needs replacment. Lumina's usually have two sensors:
A "Temperature Level Collant Sensor" and a Temperature Sensor for the
guage. Try replacing that unit and I bet your light will go out.
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