Is it safe to drive with coolant light on?

Is it safe to drive with coolant light on?

So, can you drive safely with your Coolant Pressure Light on? The short answer is that it probably won’t get you killed, but it could mean death to your car engine. An overheated engine can cause incredible damage – failed head gaskets, damaged pistons and valve stems, and distortion or cracks in the cylinder heads.

Why does my antifreeze light keep coming on?

The most common reason for the coolant light to become illuminated is simply that the coolant level is too low. Low coolant levels are usually caused by leaks, either in the reservoir or somewhere in the lines. These leaks can be a serious problem, as they’re not easily diagnosed and easily fixed.

Why does my low coolant light come on and off?

If the coolant level indicator, turns on and off for no real reason this means that your car’s sensors have failed. A malfunctioned coolant sensor may lead to a diminution in fuel efficiency or it may even lead to improper emission readings. The reason behind such defective sensor would be a probable loose connection.

How do you get low coolant light off?

The easiest way how to fix low coolant is to begin filling your coolant back to acceptable levels and allow the coolant to soak back into the system. Upon opening your radiator cap, you will see indicators such as “max” and “min” which indicates the level of the coolant mixture currently in your tank.

Can I just add coolant to my car?

You can use diluted coolant by itself, or a 50/50 mixture of concentrated coolant and distilled water. When the coolant rises to the cold fill line, replace the cap and tighten it until you feel it click.

Why does my Cavalier 2.0 liter fan run at 190?

2000 Cavalier 2.0 Liter . Started loosing coolant. Pressure tesed no leaks. Found system pushing coolant out of overflow hose like a garden hose. Replaced thermostat, same problem. Fan runs @ 190 OK. I can only think there is a restricition in the system causing the backup.

Why is my Cavalier 2.2 leaking coolant?

There is a leak due to corrosion in an elbow in the coolant system in my son’s 2002 Cavalier 2.2. The upper radiator hose connects to the elbow, which goes into the engine (block?).

What does it mean when your coolant light comes on?

Your coolant light might be signs of a more major engine problem. When you get a crack in the block or the intake gasket you will leak coolant and oil, usually slowly at first. You may not notice the difference at first, thinking that your tank is full.

What’s the problem with my 2000 Cavalier heater?

My 2000 cavalier is loosing some serious coolant. There is no sign of external leakage and I’ve checked the oil and it’s normal. There isn’t any smoke either. Where is it going. I’m also loosing power and it’s getting hard to start. The heater blows hot on and off, the thermostat has been replaced and the temp. gauge is on red and fluctuates.