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Low Fluid Light Keeps Coming On

Old 05-26-2004, 02:53 PM
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I've checked and I don't have any leaks, but I do notice that my antifreeze reservoir keeps filling up. I figured maybe something's clogged in there, so I did a radiator flush, but now it seems like the same problem.

Anyone ever experience this before? Know what the problem could be?
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:46 PM
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Hole in the radiator?
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:14 PM
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No, there are no leaks.
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:18 PM
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broken rad cap ? if the pressure isnt right it wont suck fluid from the overfill
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:21 PM
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How much do you think a radiator cap would be, i think i need one.
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:51 PM
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Could it be a thermostat problem?
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:15 PM
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Mine low fluid light does the same thing...It is porbly my radiator cap. I bought a new one but havent put it in yet ...I should get on that.



New cap is like 10-15 bucks from mazdatrix I think
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:46 PM
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Just go to an auto parts store for your radiator cap. As long as it is the right pressure. No reason to buy a silly mazdatrix one, your just spending more money.



Also check your coolant sensor. It should be right on the radiator itself if you have the stock radiator. It could also be the thermostat. I thought the thermostat was just suppose to rush more coolant if the temperature levels get too hot? Could also replace that too.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:03 PM
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Sounds like either the radiator cap has a weak spring (they do wear out, just like most of the rest of the cooling system), or the dreaded coolant seal. If the radiator cap is questionable, go spend a couple of bucks. Hopefully it's not the coolant seal.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:19 PM
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Where's the coolant seal? Where do I look to check that?
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