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Old 07-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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Can anybody help me, PLEASE?I'm a newbie, not mechanically inclined at all and I'm not sure if I have one, or 2 (or more) issues going on with my car.It is an '03 Ion.The coolant light comes on the dash every few minutes.I know that there is sufficient coolant, the car has not overheated-yet, but I'm worried that it's headed there and I'm trying to avoid that.I have been keeping an eye on the level of coolant in the car.It stays where it should be when the car is hot.The temp. gauge never rises above half way, but the temp in the car (according to the gauge) rises faster than it did when I first bought the car.I just bought the car last year, but Ions are new to me.I know nothing about them.I've noticed also that the mileage is not as good as it was when I first bought the car.(Is there something I should be doing as far as maintenance goes to continue getting good mileage, or is this normal wear & tear?)Last, but not least, when I have my radio on, occasionally the station will blank out and I am unable to change stations or turn the radio off for a few minutes.There have been a couple of times when I've had to turn the car off and back on to be able to control the radio.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice!

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:06 AM   #2
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Your coolant level sensor and radio need to be replaced. Get the sensor from a dealership.

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:09 AM   #3
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Your coolant level sensor and radio need to be replaced. Get the sensor from a dealership, and stop being so paranoid it's going to overheat. That sensor being bad has no affect on thee operation of the car, just your head.

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help!As far as being paranoid, I just didn't want to ignore a real problem and wind up in a mess I appreciate your advice.

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Hi, this might be a late reply. I got my coolant recovery tank/sensor from Rock Auto for about $46. With shipping it was around $57. Then I had a friend install it for me. The dealer wanted $89 I think.

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hi, this might be a late reply. I got my coolant recovery tank/sensor from Rock Auto for about $46. With shipping it was around $57. Then I had a friend install it for me. The dealer wanted $89 I think.
Thanks for the info. My '03 ION hasn't experienced this issue yet. (Or at least not that I've paid attention to) Good to know there are options available. Might be time for me to consider my first Dex-cool drain/fill for the ION. Might be a good PM to keep my Low Sensor and my Engine happy.

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