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2003 Volkswagen Passat Question: Hello I was wondering what my broblem is my check coolant light comes on only on

 

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fishy93, 2.8L V6, Naugatuck, CT, March 17, 2013, 19:45
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cold days and i checked my coolant level and it is a little low but i don't think that i need coolant. i was reading forums and people think it is the coolant temp. sensor. and if that is what it is can yoy tell me whare it is. if it's anything else could you also tell me please. Thank you

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    March 17, 2013, 20:23
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    it would not be a temp sensor it would be a level sensor . it is in the bottle where you put in coolant . simply put in some coolant and give the bottle a couple of whacks to free up sensor this will save you money and time

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    March 18, 2013, 03:59
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    My Audi takes a VERY SPECIAL coolant that you cannot mix with other coolants! Be super careful. This is known as G12. You cannot get this coolant at Wal-Mart. It is usually a special order from other autoparts stores.

    If your coolant is just a little low, try adding just distilled water.

    Caution, though if your car does take the G12 or variant and your coolant is green in color, have it flushed and changed ASAP.

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    globalhelper March 18, 2013, 05:58
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    poss coolant level senor is sticking or going bad

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