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Where is the coolant level sensor and how to fix or replace it on a Mercury Sable - Ford Taurus?

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2010-01-06 22:44:09
2010-01-06 22:44:09
Level Sensor

The coolant level sensor is known to fail in that the magnet attached to the sensor comes loose and falls to the bottom.

These are not repairable, and will require either black tape over the warning light with vigilant monitoring of the levels by you, or replace the tank.

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The coolant sensor is located in the coolant reservoir bottle. It cannot be serviced, you can only replace the reservoir. However, if just the sensor is bad, you can also try unplugging the sensor at the coolant reservoir bottle. Unscrew the two screws holding the reservoir bottle in place. With the bottle loose, tilt the bottle slightly toward you until you see wiring coming out of the reservoir bottle, that will be the wiring for the sensor plug. Unplug the sensor plug, and reattach the reservoir bottle. The Low Coolant light will not come on anymore, but you will now need to keep tabs on the antifreeze fluid level in the reservoir by occasionally checking

the fluid level.
usually located at rear of the radiator near top--

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