Why does my 2004 Chevy Malibu Low Coolant light keep coming on?

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Asked by Aug 18, 2010 at 01:50 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm driving a 2004 Chevy Malibu.  It has 79 000 kms.
My low coolant light comes on about 90% of the time when I first start the car but then goes off.  I had my coolant flushed and changed in January 2010.  I haven't noticed any leaks either.  
Could this be a problem with the computer or should I take it to a mechanic?  
The car isn't over heating.  Sometimes in stop and go traffic the thermostat reads just above the half way point.  

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Everything looks like its operating properly on the engine so I would say the low coolant switch is bad. Its usually a plastic switch located on the coolant reservoir or Half way down one of the side plastic tanks of the radiator

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ow coolant sensor or probe failure replace it

I'm having same trouble

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