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2006 Saturn Vue - Unknown indicator light


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HomestarWPG
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Jan 7, 2014, 4:00 PM

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Hi,

Recently I've noticed a warning light has come on in my car and I can't identify it. I looked through the owners manual but this light is not listed anywhere.

It stays on for 5-10 mins then turns off. The car seems to drive fine, but I'd like to know what it's trying to tell me.

I've uploaded a picture here:
http://imgur.com/3TqqeWh

My car is a 2006 Saturn Vue.

Any help is appreciated!


RoboDisko
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Jan 7, 2014, 4:51 PM

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I think that light is supposed to mean low coolant. I could be wrong, but I would check the coolant level, top it off, and see if that changes anything.

Update: may find relevant info link deleted


(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jan 7, 2014, 6:44 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jan 7, 2014, 6:46 PM

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RoboDisco, you need to read the FORUM RULES.

Links are not allowed


HomestarWPG, yes that is the low coolant light.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jan 7, 2014, 6:47 PM)


HomestarWPG
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Jan 8, 2014, 8:50 AM

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Thanks to both of you for the info. I'll check the coolant!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 8, 2014, 9:47 AM

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If you find it low as warning light suggest find out why right away. Cars shouldn't consume engine coolant. You may or may not see a leak someplace and be forewarned NOT to try some sealer but fix the leak,


T



HomestarWPG
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Jan 8, 2014, 9:48 AM

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Is it possible that extremely cold weather is making the light go on erroneously?
Its been -30c almost every day for weeks (in Winnipeg).


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 8, 2014, 10:44 AM

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No argument goofy things happen with the cold. YOU JUST MUST KNOW FOR SURE WHAT THE DEAL IS. Warnings are just that and usually mean biz. If your "recovery" tank has marks for hot and cold (most do) fine if a touch lower if checked when that cold. That isn't generally where the warning is sensed?


That tank of coolant isn't doing diddle for the engine itself just saving coolant as it expands and return it when it cools off keeping the engine itself always 100% full year round.


Sensor is possibly/likely on an end tank of the radiator. You could see if that's messed up but it's probably telling you, you really are low. The problem is "why" as said. Air or vapor for any reason is trouble waiting. You can overheat even in that cold.


You'll notice if heater quits or is erratic it has problems. This leak could be anything from some fool hose clamp to a cracked head. No coolant means game over for some serious parts and by nature will surprise you and leave you walking at the worst possible time.


Find out as my bet is it really is low and catch the issue right now and save a lot of grief and money,


Tom



RoboDisko
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Jan 9, 2014, 6:47 PM

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Sorry Hammer Time about the link, I don't read the forum rules every time before I post, and I don't post often enough to memorize them. I just thought I would link because the site had a bunch of info relevant to the OP's question, and it is more organized to link than to copy and pate the information.

I've also never been on a forum that doesn't allow linking - until now.

Sorry, and I won't do it again.
(I also find it mildly amusing that you linked in your post, when the forum rules CLEARLY state that linking is NOT permitted, unless it is your own picture or video. I might have to make a sig of it.)


Hammer Time
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Jan 9, 2014, 6:50 PM

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Administrators and Mods can post links. You cannot.



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