Oil/water light comes on at start up then truck shuts off

Tiny
DAVIDHANK
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  • 1998 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK
  • 6 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
This is an International 2574 county snow plow dump truck, service type. 2574 570/275 inline 6. Red oil/water light comes on at start up then truck shuts off. Runs great if not for this. I was told two sensors go bad on these trucks often. There are 2 sensors related to radiator coolant that I should buy a few. Do you happen to know what the sensors are called and part numbers? I checked oil level and added antifreeze but didnt help. I only have one fuel filter and I changed that which didnt help. I need to identify these sensors and replace, can you help me. David at 810-429-6334 thank youi
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 6:24 PM

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Tiny
MLDANIELS2000
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One sensor should be located in the coolant bottle the other near the thermostat housing. Will need the last 8 digits of the vin for parts look up or if you have a local international dealer, they can look them up. If you get the part numbers, Napa can usually cross the manufacturer part number at less expensive cost.
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much, have you seen this issue before? Here is the Vin WH574025 I am going into international in the morning, i'd like to have idea of parts and numbers. Need a manual to identify location of these sensors. I will try my best using any description you could give also thank you again
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
MLDANIELS2000
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Yes, if water is low in bottle it will shut off. Or if it can tell if water is in reservoir. Sometimes it is just a loose nut on the stud from the sensor.
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
DAVIDHANK
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The bottle was rather low to begin with. We started the truck and the sensor went off. Owner said it had happened in the past and needed to be replaced. We added 2-3 jugs antifreeze and either before or after it was allowed to start without sensor going off. We ran it 2.5 hours, looking over everything, hooked on plow, ran beelle blade, lifted dump bed. The truck needed 10 gallons oh hydro fluid which was odd as we saw no leaks. Perhaps he bumped it while adding anti freeze allowing it to start? I will check both tomorrow. Most likely replace as dealer is on the way. Again I thank you and welcome any further thought you may add to help me repair this issue. I should be grateful to have this information and well worth the donation.
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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Let me know how it goes. Cannot get any info for sensor numbers until tomorrow.
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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 AT 10:14 AM

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