My car's low coolant light is on?

Tiny
DMIKES
  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 161 MILES

I have filled the coolant up to the specified level but the light remains lit. How do I get it to turn off? The coolant in the tank before isn't dirty.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked wires/plug?

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 10:57 PM
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What would I be looking for? There isn't anything that's been leaked to the ground.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 11:35 PM
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The level sensor is inside the coolant tank and they do get stuck of go bad. If you are sure it is full now or if you have filled it recently, the float could be stuck. Try rapping on the tank with a large screwdriver handle. If that doesn't help, the sensor is probably bad.

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Saturday, April 14th, 2012 AT 12:02 AM

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