Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. How come it wasn't only the level light coming on if I was low on coolant? This is what I will try the next time that light begins to come on. It means something is wrong with the brake system. If you are unsure of any abbreviations, check out the acronym list by clicking on the link at the left. Upon replacing it, I found the old one to be cracked, so I was glad I replaced it, even if it wasn't the cause of the light the light was actually on due to my radiator fan switch modification. So I think could be a combination of the coolant level being slightly low, or the sensor being coated with crud and not sensing properly. Your local parts store may be able to scan the car for trouble codes, which will help to narrow the possibilities.
. Fresh coolant and a new thermostat immediately. And in the box along the bottom is a wave looking thing like for water or something. Disconnect the negative battery cable for about 5 minutes. The battery light may have come on if the belt is slipping from coolant getting on it. This could also explain the coolant light coming on every now and then. Check your owner's manual for dashboard symbols.
Rate the quality of this post and help holydiver reputation points. When you restart the car, it should be reset. I am not knowledgeable about cars, so my first question is: is something really bad going to happen if I ignore this? Third, could this be related to my recent replacement of the alternator? I don't have much money and maybe I should just wait? If you don't repair the cause of the codes, the light will come back on after a while. Hopefully someone can help me with this. Please use the form on our Contact Page to get in touch with us.
The service light is different. Service required has to do with oil changes. The transmission uses the radiator to cool the transmission fluid. Trailblazer might be different, but probably something close. Have you checked to see if you are out of brake fluid? What do these mean and what causes them to come on.
If so get the codes. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. It will read the old code and any newer ones, in this way, you will know if there is a new problem. The light hadn't come on until a few days ago, when it began blinking simultaneously with the coolant temperature warning indicator Note: at the time the light started flashing, the coolant temperature gauge is well within acceptable limits. Second, could it be related to my recent boneheaded maneuver in leaving off my oil cap? After swapping out the engines read here: mid-June 2004 , the coolant level sensor was working fine. No, my temperature guage is not rising higher than normal. The transmission uses the radiator to cool the transmission fluid.
The lower mount stud had broken or fallen out or something. Rate the quality of this post and help mak3000 reputation points. Since then I did have low oil it was stupid I meant to check it had been doing a lot of driving back and forth due to moving and just forgot cus I was busy with a million things. Hi lovely Auto Forum people: I see that a couple other people have had this. Look up your code definition.
Only check coolant with engine off and cold. They will provide valuable info! You need to have your cooling system serviced on a 10 year old car. Service engine soon reminders do not have codes It would have been kind of you to answer the question. Follow along and get a little piece of mind and don't worry about checking your engine anymore. If you read other people's posts, this is a very Common issue with our wonderful Saturns.
One is a box with an arrow pointing down and the other looks to be some type of water temp indicator. In one post I read, a mechanic was talking about how sensitive the sensor's are in these cars, and if the coolant level is just a tiny bit below almost unnoticable it will set that light off. Had them change oil and it is fine now. Next drive, they seemed to come on whenever they felt like it, and stop when they felt necessary. Oil may need to be changed, or pressure adjusted. May 12, 2010 There is a sensor in the coolant overflow tank and when the antifreeze gets below that line the warning light comes on. You may need to bleed the air from the brakelines.
Saturn S-series Coolant Level Light Troubleshooting Disclaimer: This video is not meant to be a definitive how to. It's all yellowed and faded and next to the new looking washer fluid reservoir it seems fragile and looks horrible. Yellow is just … a caution indicator, check something that is getting low. Good luck Another way you can turn off your check engine light is by disconnecting the positive battery terminal for a couple minutes and then reconnect. Above the box is what would look like a button to press or something of that nature. My advice is to take it do a mechanic to get it checked out in case it is very dangerous.