temperature/collant light on randomly

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Brett, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Brett

    Brett Guest

    I have a 99 SL2 with 60k miles. There is a single light for both
    temperature and coolant level. A few months ago the light came on
    shortly after starting the car. It went away after a few minutes. It
    happened again and now happens whenever I drive the car, with the
    light coming on randomly while driving.

    The light is coming right after a cold start, and during driving, even
    though the needle isn't even 1/4 way up. The temperature never gets
    up to the halfway mark, even sitting in traffic. I notice that the
    light sometimes stops blinking after a turn or after going up or down
    a hill.

    The car has been running without a problem hasn't been overheating,
    and the coolant level is fine. Any idea what might be the cause and
    if so how would I fix it????

    The coolant appears to be the appropriate color as well.
    Brett, Feb 20, 2007
  2. Brett

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Sounds like the coolant level may be low, or the coolant level sensor in the
    recovery reservoir may be going bad.
    Bob Shuman, Feb 21, 2007
  3. Brett

    Brett Guest

    Coolant level is fine. I was thinking it's the sensor but wasn't
    sure. I no longer trust the saturn dealerships since I mysteriously
    lost all of my oil awhile back with saturn being the last place to do
    an oil change.
    Brett, Feb 22, 2007
  4. Brett

    Bob Shuman Guest

    Replace it yourself then. Shouldn't be too bad ... .just remove the coolant
    recovery tank.
    Bob Shuman, Feb 22, 2007
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