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I'm starting to love my car.

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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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erikv11 wrote:
FLXC90 wrote:
obayha wrote: I do have a failed coolant level sensor in my '99. Can they be replaced as noted earlier?
yes, by R&R of the coolant tank/overflow bottle
But you can also replace just the sensor, separately. Pops right out.
Ditto to Erik

There is very little play on the wires for the coolant sensor, so when you lift the tank and try to turn it over to look at the sensor you break the wires or sensor.

So, lift the tank just a bit, find the level sensor connector , disconnect, and voila! Part 31741155 for my 1999

Found good DIY here searching for "Abby", also has awesome link to the electrical part by pdlarsen

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abscate wrote: Found good DIY here searching for "Abby", also has awesome link to the electrical part by pdlarsen

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did you put this thread in the VRD? :lol:
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It is tagged as entered but Im not sure how to confirm this. Did a quick search in VRD and could not find it.

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abscate wrote:
erikv11 wrote:
FLXC90 wrote:
yes, by R&R of the coolant tank/overflow bottle
But you can also replace just the sensor, separately. Pops right out.
Ditto to Erik

There is very little play on the wires for the coolant sensor, so when you lift the tank and try to turn it over to look at the sensor you break the wires or sensor.

So, lift the tank just a bit, find the level sensor connector , disconnect, and voila! Part 31741155 for my 1999

Found good DIY here searching for "Abby", also has awesome link to the electrical part by pdlarsen

:D

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57659&p=292541#p292541
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

Post by wizechatmgr »

Coolant level sensor is possibly the only "easy" replacement on the whole vehicle. =)

Pop the bottle out of the mount, flip it mostly upside down, pop the sensor out with a flathead, then disconnect the sensor. Pop the new one in until it clicks and reconnect the electrical connection.
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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Funny, I guess you haven't started fixing everything yourself.
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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Paul-93-850 wrote:Funny, I guess you haven't started fixing everything yourself.
That's fair
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

Post by j-dawg »

utilityaudio wrote:I'm starting to love my car.
As your relationship with the car develops, you will learn that love is a complex and multifaceted emotion.
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