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Citroen Xsara engine coolant to hot

2001 Citroen Xsara Problem

when car is first started engine coolant to hot fault light comes on and alarm goes off but once driven 5 miles it stops coolant isnt even hot why is it happening
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CarCitroen Xsara manual c5 estate
Year2001
Ownerdave walker
Posted03/05/2010
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Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
mr suzuki | Driver | Since: Dec 2007 | Posts: 1 | Fixes: 686 | View Garage
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prob an air lock bleed system first but dont take any chances get the engine too hot head gasget can blow


Posted on Tuesday 4th of May 2010
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 10046 | View Garage
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Could be faulty coolant sensor , giving wrong reading ? Especially if it's coming on right away and is not over heating .


Posted on Tuesday 4th of May 2010
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Solution 3
autocarebeeston | Driver | Since: May 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

coolant sensors are common for cracking and letting water into the wiring harness and creating electrical faults. best to let a mechanic look at it.


Posted on Friday 14th of May 2010
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