Hey Shonda==Sometimes the low coolant sensors get coroded and you have to thake them out and clean them. Also make sure you have the radiator full when refilling the system. GoodluckJoeAnswer
It means you've got air in your cooling system, and it's easy to get it out.
You need a 12mm deep-well socket on a ratchet and a gallon of Honda-compatible coolant. Turn your heat all the way on, then follow the upper radiator hose to where it goes into the engine. There's a bleeder bolt on top of the part the radiator hose hooks to...it looks a little like a Hershey's Kiss that's made from aluminum. Anyway, loosen that. (Note: do this with the engine cold, 'kay?) Next, remove the radiator cap and start slowly pouring coolant into the radiator. When it comes out the hole in the bleeder bolt, add just a little more then snug down the bleeder bolt. Put the radiator cap back on, and you're done.
You might have a bad thermostat. stopping the coolant flow and causing it to flow back in the overflow bottle.
Thermostat may not be opening
White smoke from the exhaust means two things; excessively rich fuel mixture, or coolant is being burned in the engine. Being that the smoke comes out after 15-20 minutes, the problem is probably an internal coolant leak, allowing coolant to be burned by the engine.
I had a similar problem with mine.... temperature gauge would shoot up after 10 minutes of driving and all the coolant would be gone... started watching the tail after replacing the coolant and saw white smoke... found out later it was a crack in the cylinder and it was burning coolant... this may not be your problem, but it mite help...
It should reset itself when the coolant is back to the appropriate level as long as the sensor is working properly. If you look in the overflow reservoir and can see coolant, the sensor or wiring might be the problem.
There could be several reasons. Under normal operation, the vehicle will experience this as the coolant heats up and expands into the over flow. A bad water pump, low level of coolant, as well as a clogged radiator could also cause this problem.
Check your coolant level in the radiator as well as the overflow reservoir. Believe it or not, I had the same problem yesterday. This should fix your problem.
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heat is the problem. your temp guage is most likely shot and your car is probably vapor locking.
Change the Coolant Temp sensor
the simple answer is the coolant fluid - make sure it's full where it's marked, after driving it ten miles. the bigger problem is unlikely if it runs alright, so try the first. you might just need to flush and fill the coolant too..
Could be the thermostat it's stock, replace it.
, You may or may not have a head gasket problem. If you put the coolant in the overflow tank, then it may not have been drawn into the cooling system yet. When you add coolant, it needs to be added at the radiator cap (when the vehicle is cool) and it needs to be filled all the way up to the very top. Then the overflow tank needs to be about half full, or at the "Full Cold" mark, if you can see it. The coolant level sensor is actually in the radiator, just below the radiator cap. This is all assuming that the coolant light you are referring to is the "Low Coolant" indicator. If you are referring to the indicator that says the engine is overheating, then that is a different issue. In either case, the sensors need to be checked before deciding if you have a head gasket problem. Take Care, Greg
i had the same problem in my 96 grand-am i actually replaced the radiator, coolant overflow tank, and thermostat before it stopped. Check your coolant overflow tank and check for cracks and whatknot. If nothing else check the fan and make sure all belts are in proper motion and stuff. hope i was some help
I had the same problem with my 2002 Escape XLT. Another website suggested (and it worked for me) to check the coolant overflow reservoir. Apparently the signal for "low coolant" shows up as "check battery".
check the small hose that goes to the upper side of the overflow tank. The fitting that is on the side of the water pump housing that connects that small hose to the overflow tank plugs. clean it out and see if that takes care of your problem. It worked for me I had the same problem. it plugs and the air cant escape causing an air pocket that cant get out.
I had the same problem on my car. turned out to be a blown head gasket. the no. 1 cylinder was pushing hot gasses into the coolant jacket.
You are most likely low on coolant or if you have had a coolant change recently the problem is due to insufficient coolant within the system which is also results in having air trapped in the system. Check your coolant level in both the radiator and the overflow bottle. I also recommend that you follow the procedure for removing trapped air in the cooling system. It can be found as part of the coolant refill procedure, which can be found at http://home.earthlink.net/~vqfaq/.
Ive had a similar problem with another car of mine. The solution was to run the car with the coolant cap open so the air could be pushed through the lines. Ideally you want to run with an open cap until your pump kicks in. This is the process you need to use when you replace a rad or drain all the lines. Don't be worried if you see coolant gushing out of the overflow. It takes about a minute then the overflow will level off and all the air bubbles will stop.
radiator plugged.or coolant low
Is it too full? Well some vehicles are equiped with a little hose that will let coolant out if there is too much or too much pressure, but not all vehicles will have it. (If you are talking about the overflow tank, if the radiator cap is leaking, check to see if the cap is in good condition)
Did your car overheat? That's probably why it turned off if it did. If you are losing coolant, you should find out where it's going and fix the problem.
Disconnect the battery cable for about 10 minutes and the light will be reset. If it comes on again after driving, it's a recurring problem and you can get the codes read and hopefully fix the problem. Disconnect the battery cable for about 10 minutes and the light will be reset. If it comes on again after driving, it's a recurring problem and you can get the codes read and hopefully fix the problem.
Add coolant to the overflow bottle. USE ONLY VW PINK ANTI-FREEZE!! ________________________________________________________________ VW's historically had air-cooled engines but they now have a closed cooling system. The coolant overflow bottle is part of the pressurized cycling system and this is where you would fill it when it is cool. Due to the design of this system, the common problem of reservoir failures occur when the bottle splits and needs to be replaced. y-think-y