Coolant low light won't go off

Adrian Esparza
5

Asked by Adrian Feb 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM about the 1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I bought the car, the low coolant light on the dash would come on about once every 5 times that I drove it. I took it to Pep Boys for an overall inspection and they said they're not sure why the light would come on at all because there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the system. Now, it is on EVERY time I drive it. Finally I got so tired of the light being on I got some antifreeze and put it in. The light is still on! What else does it need?

5 Answers

7jimmy7
14,325

it needs the flote sender sensor on side of rad cleaned or replaced to funtion correctly or snipped off

Adrian Esparza
5

is that something I can do myself or does a shop have to do it for me? I'm really short on cash for a while :(

tenspeed
67,405

Short on cash? Ignore the light - you know you have coolant. The switch is on the front of the bottle behind the one inch hose. You can easily see it. Give it a tap with a screwdriver handle to free it. If that fails, unplug it.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Adrian Esparza
5

Is there any chance I can get a picture of what it looks like? I will give it a try.

tenspeed
67,405

http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/49454085.jpg - check out this picture. Cap is at the top. Two small hoses in the center. One inch hose at the bottom. The float switch is down by that hose. Electrical connector sticking down.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sunfire
Looking for a Used Sunfire in your area?
CarGurus has 546 nationwide Sunfire listings starting at $1,599.
ZIP:

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,690
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 910
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier"
3 Great Deals out of 1,589 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda Civic"
780 Great Deals out of 60,883 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,223 Great Deals out of 53,625 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Mustang"
608 Great Deals out of 33,963 listings starting at $1,595
Used Pontiac Firebird"
19 Great Deals out of 676 listings starting at $1,600
Used Pontiac Grand Am"
19 Great Deals out of 1,924 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
480 Great Deals out of 33,889 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
941 Great Deals out of 58,212 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Focus"
951 Great Deals out of 54,937 listings starting at $992
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
203 Great Deals out of 8,813 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
285 Great Deals out of 10,347 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Accord"
1,116 Great Deals out of 69,484 listings starting at $1,100