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My cooling system light keeps coming on. I was wondering

Customer Question

My cooling system light keeps coming on. I was wondering exactly what it senses. Its a 1999 ford mustang cobra.
JA: Has the car been overheating? Have you noticed any leaks?
Customer: no and no its in great shape with 35000 mi
JA: Are you fixing your Mustang yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The car is basically stock but somebody told me I had to replace the overflow resevoir that has the sensor in it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i would like to know exactly what the sensor checks. coolant level, overheat or what?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site, I am reviewing your question and will reply shortly, thanks.

Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

What color is the light and what does it say?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its the cooling system light on the dash,its yellow/orange,and a square with a thermometer symbol?
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

Do you still need help with it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
you haven't answered anything yet?
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

Now I see it, thanks.

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That is the 'low coolant' light. The coolant level sensor is in the coolant reservoir and the reservoir would have to be replaced.

Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

Did you get that?

Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 9 months ago.

I have the instructions in a PDF format, at the following link. You can copy and paste it into a new browser and rate the answer on this page.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgz9nq5t7ypwxpu/Coolant%20level%20sensor.pdf?dl=0