GrandAmGT.com Forum
http://www.pfyc.com GrandAmGT.com Premium Memership Signup
MilzyMotorsports.com   

Go Back   GrandAmGT.com Forum > GAGT - Technical - Sponsored by www.MilzyMotorSports.com > Technical Q&A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
low coolant light

ok ive searched but cant come up with an answer. My problem is this, I recently did my LIM gaskets(2 months ago) because i had a low coolant light. For the first month and half, it was fine. But its on again now. Ive noticed though, that it only ison when my engine is cold, (I.E. less than 100 degrees), but once it warms up, it goes off. Its not overheating or anything, still runs less than 200 all the time (even when not driving) any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
__________________
MODS: Not Enough
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
stillriza
does not compute
 
stillriza's Avatar
 
AKA: Reds
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ajax, Ontario
Age: 35
Posts: 2,034
Vehicle: 00110110101
stillriza a trusted member
Send a message via MSN to stillriza
Did you actually check the coolant level?

I had the light come on for me..my coolant was low and seemed contaminated, so I had a coolant flush done. I used to only get the light when just starting the car and when going up or down hill.

Take a look at the coolant level in your tank. Look around and see if there is any gunk in that tank as well, if there is...you will need to have it flushed.

Another possibility is your sensor may be dirty and needs a cleaning or replacement all together.
__________________
Why geeks like computers: unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes,fsck,fsck,fsck,umount, sleep.

"If the Start Windows Restart when Windows starts check box is checked Windows Restart will start automatically every time Windows is started. - Actual excerpt from a windows program help file"
stillriza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 05:36 PM   #3
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
i have looked in the tank and found a little gunk in there. could that be the reason? it shoudnt be low, i filled the tank after i did the LIM gasket change. that was only 2 months ago. i was leaning toward the sensor being bad but i wanted other opinions.
__________________
MODS: Not Enough
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:10 PM   #4
Ajaxus
GAGT - Junkie
 
Ajaxus's Avatar
 
AKA: AJ
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Missoula, MT
Age: 32
Posts: 8,402
Vehicle: '01 Subaru Outback LTD
Ajaxus Gettin' there
what's the condition of the cap? I kept getting the light and the level dropping randomly till I replaced my cap..problem solved.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by geldartb View Post
go make your own mcflurry you mcfagget
Quote:
Originally Posted by [ChaosweaveR] View Post
Why do you keep thinking I'm some right wing faggot?
Ajaxus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaxus View Post
what's the condition of the cap? I kept getting the light and the level dropping randomly till I replaced my cap..problem solved.
with what? like it losing pressure or something?
__________________
MODS: Not Enough
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 10:55 PM   #6
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
anyone else can feel free to chime in on what this probem could be.
UPDATE: I was driving home from work and the light didnt come on right away like it normally does. However, it did com on when the engine was warm between 2k and 3k rpms, but then quickley went off. this is leading me to beleaive this is a sensor rathar than a leak. What are your guys thoughts?
__________________
MODS: Not Enough
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
hass
Loser =(
 
AKA: mike
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lancaster, NY
Posts: 458
Vehicle: 1999 Grand Am GT
hass Still kinda new, but learning
My car did this when I first got it [it had 89k on it]
It did it whenever I would leave home, the very first cold start of the day.
It would come on when I got one street away from the house... then shut off about 10 seconds later.

It did it for about 2-3 weeks, then it hasn't done it since.
Strange really..

But yeah, the cap on the engine coolant may not seal properly.
and since our engine coolant is a pressurized system... It would allow the coolant to get sucked down right. [or let it flow through, or something like that]
So picking one up at a scrapyard or from a dealer may help if your cap looks a little cruddy.
hass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #8
PhantomLover007
'Til I see you again
 
PhantomLover007's Avatar
 
AKA: Matt
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Augusta/ Ft Gordon, GA
Age: 46
Posts: 7,676
Vehicle: 02 SC/T kitted & M62'd
PhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid pointsPhantomLover007 has made plenty of valid points
Send a message via AIM to PhantomLover007 Send a message via Yahoo to PhantomLover007
Heater core leak? IDK
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajaxus View Post
Oh, and I'm now house trained, so no more urinary issues to worry about.

My ride:
GA's ONLY SC/T'ed Grand Am according to CarDomain
PhantomLover007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 11:19 PM   #9
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhantomLover007 View Post
Heater core leak? IDK
idk what the heater core is. is it for the HVAC system?
i might just check the cap then cuz Hass is the second person to suggest it, plus its the cheapest.
__________________
MODS: Not Enough
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 05:11 AM   #10
stewartfn18
GAGT - Senior Member
 
stewartfn18's Avatar
 
AKA: David
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oldsmar,FL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,049
Vehicle: 04 vette, 14 R6
stewartfn18 a trusted member
ok. soooo, i recently figured out that this is leak from doing the lower intake and this is my fault. i didnt put enough rtv down when i did it last time cuz i was in a rush to get it done. This time im gonna do it the right way and take my time. What i have so far is the felpro gasket set, mobil 1 oil, acdelco oil filter and gatorback belt(77000 on the oem one). besides coolant am i missing anything parts wise?

Also for the coolant i want opinions. Would i be better to use the green stuff or dexcool. Also i found a little gunk in the coolant tank. Would it behoove me to take that out and give it a good cleaning?
Anybody that chimes in I will answer with a pre-emtive thanks.

EDIT: i just saw the how to. but i still want opinions about the coolant questions.
__________________
MODS: Not Enough

Last edited by stewartfn18; 04-01-2008 at 05:34 AM.
stewartfn18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 GrandAmGT.com
MilzyMotorsports.com