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Old 08-26-2005, 06:45 PM
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Low Coolant Level Warning Light, but fluid is full

1995 E320

My light is on, but everything is fine. The fluid is full in the reservoir.

Could it be the sensor that looks like it is plugged into the bottom of the reservoir?

Is the sensor an easy thing to replace?

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Old 08-26-2005, 09:09 PM
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It probably is the sensor and it is fairly easy to replace. Part is probably about $15. Empty the tank by siphoning with a turkey baster.
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:26 AM
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Thank you for the reassurance.

I am one of those guys with a 1995 E320 that has not replaced the head gasket or the wiring harness, so I was very relieved when I saw the tank was full. I just had the water pump replaced and I was afraid it was going to be the head gasket. I am hoping I don't have any more major expenses this year. The water pump and the kickdown actuator already cost me for this year, so I am hoping to stay clean for a little while.

I have had my car for 8 years, so it isn't too bad to have to pay to fix some of these things, but if you just purchased one of these cars with close to 100K miles, it would be devastating to face some of these very expensive repairs. Can you imagine just buying a car and having to replace the wiring harness, the head gasket, the water pump, the battery, and maybe even the evaporator. You could easily spend the amount you paid for the car, just for the repairs. That is a little scary.
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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/

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Old 08-27-2005, 11:20 AM
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Check..

When you pull the connector off the switch does the light go out? Could be corosion in the connector-happened to me on the washer level indicator.
Disassembled it and soldered in a new connector(other one broke on removal).

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:23 PM
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It is all up to me

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Originally Posted by tkamiya
You might want to ask a dealer to run the MVI report. It will show you what was done to the car while it was under warranty. Mine showed it had new wiring harness and the evaporator put on. As these are known and common failures, yours may have had those done as well.
Have owned the car for 8 years and it only had 18K when I bought it, so notheing was ever done to the car. It was only very lightly used.
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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



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http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:25 PM
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Good tip

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Check..
When you pull the connector off the switch does the light go out? Could be corosion in the connector-happened to me on the washer level indicator.
Disassembled it and soldered in a new connector(other one broke on removal).
Michael
It seems to be an intermittent thing, so maybe it is just corrosion. I may try just plugging and unplugging the thing to see if it goes away. I am just happy it wasn’t actually leaking. Yahoo!
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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:25 AM
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Everything is fine

It was the connector. I simply unplugged the thing and cleaned it. Now everything is fine.

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I just couldn't give up on my 1995 E320.

I think it might be like always going back to that same bad relationship with an ex girlfriend.
You feel you love them too much, or you are just too stupid to know any better.



Flickr slideshow of my 1995 E320
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24145497@N06/sets/72157616572140057/
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