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95customtourSE
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radiator dummy light
#1303427 - 08/20/06 01:33 AM

Hi everyone, I recently replaced the temp sender from the underside of the overflow tank. I assumed that this had to be my problem with the light staying on because the fluid level was just fine. However the dashboard dummy light still stays on. Is there a correct way on the OBD1 system to reset the light so it will shut off??? aside of disconnecting the battery for a short time.
P.S. also looking for some rear wheel ABS sensors (from the rear knuckles, to the underside of the rear seat) too! If anybody knows of some please PM me with info and price.
Thanks!,
JIM

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16" ALT180's Wrapped in BFG COMP TA's 215/50 VR4

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Tony2005
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Re: radiator coolant light new
#1303429 (Re: 95customtourSE) 08/20/06 01:36 AM

Is the coolant at 50/50 concentration? If yes, then try filling the coolant reservoir to 1/2 inch (maybe 3/4 inch) above the max line. That should take care of it.

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95customtourSE
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Re: radiator coolant light new
#1303443 (Re: Tony2005) 08/20/06 02:17 AM

Yep, I tried that trick too and it is at 50/50 also. Is there some other switch or relay type thing that i need to change or reset ??,that I maybe missed? The temp probe is from a salvage yard tour. Maybe i found another shoddy one.

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95SE tour MTX Silver/champagne
custom dual side exhaust
16" ALT180's Wrapped in BFG COMP TA's 215/50 VR4

16.0 @ 91mph before wheels and exhaust mods.

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Tony2005
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Re: radiator coolant light new
#1303445 (Re: 95customtourSE) 08/20/06 02:22 AM

Have you tried cleaning the reservoir tank?

"Siphon out coolant from recovery tank. Remove hose from bottom of recovery tank and tape up with duct tape so that nothing goes into cooling system. Then tape up plastic end connector at bottom of recovery tank. Then fill to 1/2 recovery tank with water. Using brush with sponge taped around it (the long type used to clean baby bottles), reach in from cap and try to clean the area by the sensor. Do it gently. The goal is to dislodge crud from the area, not destroy sensor. Then remove tape from bottom of recovery tank to let water drain out. Do this one or two more times. Then reinstall, and pour 100% coolant into recovery tank to half inch above max. Start engine and see if it works."

Edit. This thread has some more suggestions and tests.
Click this

And if you need a new sensor, from www.teamfordparts.com

F5RZ17B649A $11.33
Cooling - Radiator and components - Level sensor
Level sensor - 2.5 liter 1995 - 2000


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1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/20/06 02:56 AM)

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BigBEN
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Re: radiator coolant light new
#1303451 (Re: Tony2005) 08/20/06 03:02 AM

i had this problem...i just got my system flushed and put in the new stuff and i havent had any problems since

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