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Old 08-07-2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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HELP low coolant engine shut down

We are in a remote area in Canada with no mechanic services. my coolant is full but get engine shutdown. How can I bypass the low coolant sensor.
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If you have a low coolant , DTC and the Cummins ? ECM has gone past the warning ( de-rate ) and to engine shut down. Have you been able to clear the code and try a re-start ?
Disconnecting the sensor , may leave the ECM in de-rate mode but allow you to start and drive at slow speed .
Would it be possible to remove the sensor and try cleaning it?
Is your sensor in the radiator or the expansion tank?
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:35 PM   #3
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Could be a water pump problem?
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #4
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?Alpine with coolant level sensor?

Is it a coolant level sensor or temperature sensor?

What is engine temperature running?

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The coolant sensor is a level sensor located at the bottom of the expansion tank. Be advised not to trust the sight glass for indication of fluid. I use a piece of vacuum hose as a dip stick.
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At least on our 2003, there is no level sensor/no wires going to steel overflow reservoir.
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Cleaned sensor. Had some dearie. All seams well know.

Thanks for your replies.
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Cleaned sensor. Had some dearie. All seams well know.

Thanks for your replies.
Good to hear your not stranded .

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Had the dreaded stop engine light this spring. Long story short. Tow truck added some water and followed us 30 miles to repair shop. They checked computer, engine fine, coolant sender or cable bad. Ok to drive it home just watch temp. They had a 10 day backlog. We drove 700 miles home. It did go into limp mode after first 30 miles, I just drove about 50 mph, watched temp like a hawk. Replaced the sensor, and the wires going into the connector for some reason had pulled loose exposing the wires.
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For the record the coolant sensor part number is XC4Z-10D968AA from a 1995-1999 Ford F-800, .
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I purchased the same coolant sensor when I replaced my seeping coolant surge tank.

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