1993 Ford Escort Q&A
1993 Ford Escort Question: Check Coolant light showing after winterizing and coolant already topped off.
Check coolant light has been on for a while. Jiffy Lube said the sensors can be sensitive on my car model. Just had oil change recently, fluids topped off. 2 days ago in the morning my car was chugging and then I filled the gas and it was better. Today my car almost broke down on the parkway - made it to a mechanic, he said the coolant was low so he topped it off and then it rode better for a while. Took it to another mechanic more local since he mentioned the car should be winterized. Just had the antifreeze changed for 50 bucks, now a few hours later the check coolant light is on the dashboard again. So frustrated, any suggestions, please help. Thanks. - sharedream
Sounds like there is and air pocket by the coolant level sensor. There could also be sludg build up on the sensor not allowing it to read correctly. If this is the case the sesor can be removed and cleaned then reinstalled but the gasket may not seal once removed. Its the chance you take. When the car died out on the parkway was it due to it overheating? - gmc4me
sounds like you have a leak. you better get it checked because these models blow head gaskets and crack cylinder heads very easily from overheating. Roy - mastertech6371