There are a few possibilities 1) your resivoir tank is cracked and leaking 2) your sending unit is covered in gunk or corroded 3) your sending unit is defective and needs replacing 4) you are leaking coolant from somewhere (bad hose, bad gasket, bad joint, etc)
Water is an acceptable quick fix, and tap water is fine (that is what you flush it out with). Once your problem is sufficiently solved, I would recommend a complete drain/flush/refill of your radiator with the proper mixture of coolant.
With the 5th generation Monte Carlos, when the overflow tank is emptied, and it kicks the sensor on, after you fill it up, the sensor may not reset or turn off and GM had problems with those sensors and they normally had to be replaced. It sounds like a bad coolant level sensor to me.
Check your coolant level...
If coolant full could be a bad sensor
It means it might need coolant, if not than you should probably see a mechanic.
The low coolant sensor is bad or disconnected.
How do you take a rheostat out of a 2003 monte carlo
Check coolant level in recovery tank Perhaps a bad sensor. Sensor located in coolant recovery tank
i have a 2004 chevy monte carlo and the service engine soon light is on what does it mean?
Changing the brake light switch in your Chevrolet Monte Carlo is quite simple. The brake light switch simply plugs in and out.
did u bleed the coolant system of air cuz that could be the reason
To replace fog light bulb of Monte Carlo you must remove the entire assembly. Replace the bulb that has been hindered and replace the assembly.
Did you change the radiator? If you did you might have the wrong one,without a full provission for the sensor. If you did not the plug might be disconnected or faulty.
genarally needs topping up with water ?????
in the trunk
No it does not, atleast not the 97 SS
You have to have a computer programmer module, from O'Reily's or Autozone to reset it. Some will let you do it and some say that they are not authorized to do it. Good luck...
chech the fuses......
check your break fluid.
It should be in the fusebox with the rest of the fuses.
get the computer scanned to find out what the problem is.
The coolant is below add in the coolant recovery tank. The engine would not overheat because only the recovery tank is low. It is also possible the low coolant sensor is bad.
Very possible a door switch is defective.
the wiring is probally defected or the light is burned out