Fill the RADIATOR with coolant. If it is full the sensor needs to be removed and cleaned.
Air bubbles in the system will cause this. I'm told it is very difficult to remove air in the coolant in Sunfires, & sometimes raising the front of the car with a towtruck is the last resort. Ramps under the front tires might work. It took us 2 visits to the mechanic to get all the air out.
I have had this problem with my 1997 Sunfire. Its a 2 door Coupe. The engine overheated, and the coolant light came up. I almost had my head gasket repaired, and come to find out, the coolant cap was wore out, causing the coolant to leak, causing the light to come on, and the engine to overheat.
I had the same problem with my 2.4 1998. After serveral trips to the mechanic, replacing the thermostat twice, replacing the pressure hoses and countless gallons of coolant I found out the water pump was bad. Get this looked at ASAP!!! I waited a few months until I was able to afford the pump replacement (cost me $1100). This also included replacing the timing chain, which any mechanic will suggest and I would agree.
it's getting too cool, really
Fill your coolant reservoir and the light should turn off. Do it soon or your engine may over heat.
most likely the sensor in the bottom of the coolant reservoir is gone change reservoirs then see
The plastic tank is held on with a single bolt.It's below the tank toward the front of the car. Use plyers to slip hose clamps off.
A 1996 Pontiac Sunfire uses Dexcool coolant. This should only be mixed with distilled water, never tap water. Replace the coolant every 2 years or as needed.
Add the coolant into the coolant reservoir. Be sure the engine is cool when you remove the cap off the reservoir.
Coolant is all pretty much the same from manufacturer to manufacturer. Check your owner's manual to find out the right mixture for your Sunfire
whaT KIND OF COOLANT DO I PUT IN MY 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE Generally, the GM model vehicles, or is this case, the sunfire, use a specific kind of coolant called DEX-cool extended life engine coolant. It is orange-ish in color and most of the time GM specific. i have a 01 sunfire, 2.2 liter myself, and on my car frame, i have a sticker that says "Use only DEX-cool engine coolant....". Hope this helps!
On my 99 sunfire it is directly to the back/side of the alternator; very easy to spot
Under hood, passenger side, and under coolant reservoir
The low coolant sending unit is integral to the coolant reservoir. I just called two dealers, they were both $117 for the reservoir(!!). Before replacing, try cleaning the contacts on the connector, and also try cleaning the sensor in the reservoir with a long bursh before spending that much money.
it is right beside your coolant reservoir
heater core has a leak replace heater core
The coolant level sensor in the coolant reservoir detects the coolant level is low. The coolant system must have a leak in it somewhere. Have a trusted mechanic diagnose it soon before you do damage to the engine.
The coolant container in my '96, has a mark on the front end, which says "Full Cold". When the car is cold, fill with a 50/50 coolant and water mix. FriPilot
Remove the coolant reservoir, flush it out, reinstall it and refill with proper coolant.
You don't. It's built into the reservoir. If it turns your low coolant light on when your coolant is not low remove the reservoir and clean it out with dish soap and water. The float sometimes gets dirty and sticks. When it's working you can hear it click when you shake the reservoir up and down
its right next to the valve cover on the driver side behind the coolant sensor
Junkyard or pay alot more and go to the dealer.
You should see a horizontal steel pipe just in front of the engine. This pipe has the bleeder screw.
Low coolant level or possibly air trapped in the system. Bleed the system and check the coolant level in the radiator not the reservoir.
Refill the reservoir with coolant and the light should go out unless the switch is broken. Where is the temperature sensor for motor? one for computer
The coolant reservoir on the MK3 jetta is located against the firewall. It is a small round reservoir.
Yes- coolant reservoir is designed to accept excess coolant - As coolant heats up it will expand and flow to the coolant recovery tank (reservoir) and as it cools (contracts) it will be sucked back into the radiator
Reservoir light? You mean low coolant light. Low coolant level means the reservoir is low of coolant.