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Re: Check system


I had the same problem (I think) on my 87 5000cst. it was not the coolant
level sensor, but the sensor mounted underneath the upper radiator hose
where it attaches to the head. I'm not sure what it's called. it has a
rubber cup underneath (protecting) it. I suspect what happened on mine was
that when wasing the engine compartment I got water in this cup and ruined
the sensor. You might try cleaning/drying the connector. this was discussed
on the list i believe last summer. I hope this helps.


> From: Robert Myers <rmyers@inetone.net>
> To: Quattro list <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> Subject: Check system
> Date: Thursday, January 16, 1997 12:26 PM
> Hey Y'all,
> I have something (not so) funny going on with the check system of my '89
> 200TQ.  The check coolant icon has started (last night on the way home
> dinner with my better half) coming on every time the car is started.  
> The coolant level was a bit low - perhaps a teacup low - and is now right
> to snuff.  It is not over-heating.  The heater works just fine.  I've
> checked the connector for the level sensor in the coolant overflow tank. 
> seems ok.
> Does one half of the multifunction switch provide a signal for the check
> system?  The temperature gauge is working just fine.
> ___
>    Bob
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