Multi-function Temp Sensor...
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Feb 15 09:17:57 EST 2005
At 2:59 PM -0800 2/14/05, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Has anybody else had one of these go out in less than 2-months? I
>replaced the part on my car late December/early January and I'm
>already getting the coolant warning light coming on in the computer
>display. I checked under the hood and noticed that the coolant
>level is going down a little
So did you top up the coolant level? Sometimes "a little" coolant
loss is all it takes for the level sensor to sound the alert. My car
happens to tolerate a considerable amount of coolant loss compared to
some others (the sensor ignores a low level to at least 1/2" below
the mark). So last week, when the warning light began to come on, I
was sure the MFTS had gone bad again. But no--this time it _was_
actually the coolant level. That was the first ever (in 6 years) that
I'd had a real "low coolant level" situation, and about 16 ounces of
coolant took care of it. Now I just need to figure out where it's
> and there is also coolant residue on the outside of the sensor.
>Checked tightness and it was ok.
Have you removed or "disabled" the MFTS's rubber boot? If not,
perhaps the MFTS contacts are wet or corroded.
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