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  1. Bryce - Low Coolant Light Question

    Hey I have a low coolant sign on my cluster that won’t go away and the coolant is completely full with no air in lines I know this because I have filled the car correctly with the gto manual. Any ideas???

    1. Hi there and thank you for visiting.

      More than likely it is one of these two things.

      1) Just a “hiccup” in the system. The PCM is not reading the coolant level is full. Disconnect the wiring harness from the coolant reservoir sensor. Make sure it is clean, re-connect it making sure it snaps/clicks in place, see what happens. I doubt this will be the case, because if you just disconnect the wiring harness from the sensor, it should turn the warning light off.

      2) Low coolant sensor in the reservoir tank is sticking. The low coolant level sensor unfortunately is built into the coolant reservoir tank. Only way to replace it is to replace the reservoir tank. Even though you can’t replace it, you can clean it. So, remove the reservoir (after draining it of course), clean it out really well (its ok you use a little dish soap), rinse it out really well, put back on the car, see what happens.

      My guess is Number 2 will fix the problem. These cars are pushing 12-14 years old. If the coolant system has never been flushed or cleaned before, it is probably time. I’m sure the coolant reservoir has some unwanted gunk, dirt and grime in it, which could very possibly give a false low coolant reading.

      If all of this fails, you can always just dis-connect the wiring harness from the coolant reservoir sensor to turn the light off. The after market reservoirs don’t even come with a low coolant sensor, so you would just leave this dis-connected anyways.

      Hope this helps.

  2. Armond Todd

    Hello Mark, I’m ready to replace the struts mounts but my mechanic suggested changing the struts too. What suggestions do you have for front and rear struts for my 05? Thanks Mark

    1. Hello and thank you for your question. The best performance for your dollars would be to replace the factory suspension with a coil over kit. Maverick Man offers a kit which includes both front and rear coil overs which can be found here: https://www.maverickmancarbon.com/collections/frontpage/products/maverick-man-coilovers-for-04-06-gtos

      Completely adjustable and give you the option to lower or raise the car, making room for almost any tire and wheel set up in your future. If you are happy with the stock suspension you can always go to your local auto parts store and purchase KYB struts and shocks, but then you will also need to purchase new springs and cost wise this will put you at spending more money for stock suspension then buying a performance coil over kit.

      And lastly there are different high performance coil over kits available, such as the BC series coil over kits which can be found here:
      http://www.kollarracingproducts.com/bc-er-racing-front-and-rear-coil-overs-gto/

      Personally i would just get a coil over kit. Always install new strut mounts when replacing the fronts, and its not a bad idea to replace the spring pads in the rear as the stock ones tend to get dry and deteriorate.

      Thanks again for the question, and I hope this helps to point you in the right direction.

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