Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.
That sounds like a bad coolant level sensor. It is in the right side of the radiator.
They are available after market for about $43 and you want to replace it when the engine is cold.
I appreciate your quick response. Just so I understand...So this is just an external electric module? Nothing internal to the radiator? You are suggesting a simple replacement of the module? Any simple tests to make sure the module is faulty? And a local auto parts store (like O'Reillys) should have it?
It is just a 2 wire sensor that goes directly to the cluster in the dash to make the light come on. I haven't checked with O'Reillys, just Autozone thus far.
Just checked and it is $51 at O'Reillys. They don't show a test for it and I know you can't check by unplugging them, (I've tried) and I wouldn't say to jump it out or anything.
I think they will charge at least that just to do the diagnostic on it. (or to open the hood and look at it)
Then the labor is,
And if I remember right the part is about $125 at the dealer.
That sounds like a plan, however, it would be good to accept the original answer that you got, thanks
The original problem was that coolant level sensor, (which has been rectified) and that will in no way set any trouble codes in the vehicle's PCM, which is where the code will be that relates to the problem at hand.
You should be able to get the codes read at any Autozone store or Advance as far as I know. There may be a different area of concern. Let's just see what code is there, thanks