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One of the idiot lights on my 91 Stealth ES recently started flickering occasionally -- not often -- usually when going over a bump at low speed. Since I don't have an owner's manual, I'm not even sure what the light means. Here's a picture - it's the orange illuminated light in the lower right corner.<br>
<img src = "http://www.ultranet.com/~predgate/idiot_light.jpg"><br>
Could someone please tell me what this light means, and is the ocassional flicker anything to be concerned about? Perhaps just a loose wire?? Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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Wild & Wacky Meerkat
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That's the coolant light.

Check your radiator fluid reservoir level, while the car is running (the white tank to the left of the radiator, forward of the air intake area)

Let us know how the fluid is, and we'll go from there.

Elton


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oh, and MAKE sure you are checking the RESERVOIR tank, NOT the metal cap on the radiator. Unless you REALLY want to be bathed in super hot steam and near boiling coolant.

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thats not the coolent light , thats the windshield washer fluid light. It flickers probably when you make turns and shit right? it does that because the fluid is a little low.
 

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Ohmygosh, it's the PARTHENON LIGHT!! YOU are the CHOSEN ONE!!!

The Parthenon is a traditional peripteral temple (surrounded on all sides by columns), but built on a grander scale than any temple before it, Pericles' grandest "imperishable monument" to Athens' greatness.

On September 26, 1687 a Venetian shell exploded the gunpowder stored by the Turks in the cella of the Parthenon. The roof was blown off and most of the interior cella and its frieze, 6 columns on the South side (all not yet replaced) and 8 columns on the North side (reconstructed) were obliterated in a moment's time.

The light means you've been called by the gods to help repair this historical place. Go, my son... to ATHENS. Your destiny awaits you!

Actually they are right, it's the coolant light. LOL



** above historical text can be found at http://nimbus.ocis.temple.edu/~jsie...s/parthenon.htm


Oh, and a search for "idiot light" or even "dash light" would have brought up about 40 of the same question. Just FYI.
 

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VIN_DIESEL said:
thats not the coolent light , thats the windshield washer fluid light. It flickers probably when you make turns and shit right? it does that because the fluid is a little low.
You might wanna double check your users manual VIN_Diesel....

It IS the coolant light, and it DOES light up when the reservoir is low during normal operation.


Predgate:

As I said, be sure to check your reservoir after the car reaches operating temperature, while the car is running.

Fill it up to near the 'max' line, but not over. Use a 50/50 mix of CLEAN PURE water, and Good quality antifreeze.

Lemme know if the level drops over the next few days of driving. If so, you may have a hairline crack in a gasket, allowing some of your coolant to be burnt off if there is no visiable coolant leak anywhere. (worst case scenario; but it's most likely fine, just low from neglect)

Jeremy.... are you drunk? :p
LOL



Elton
 

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i wasn't looking at my manual i just remember my light turning on a while back. Maybe mine was the light next to that one but it was definitley low washer fluid in my case.
 

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hahahahahaha

JeremeyG, you cracked me up big time. I laughed for a good three minutes. I'm easily amused . :D

~edit~ Still laughing. :(
 

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Just to follow up, coolant was in fact a bit low. No problem now. Thanks for all your quick replies.
 

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fuck coolant.. thats the carousel light! do you here happy carnival music when it comes on? mmm i can smell the cotton candy..
 

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Jeremy that was still funny as hell. I almost want someone to post this same question every few months so we can see that answer.
 

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Ohmygosh, it's the PARTHENON LIGHT!! YOU are the CHOSEN ONE!!!
That's too funny

The idiot lights were explined to me in this real techical way, before I researched them: "When the idiot lights go on, just start filling the bottles in your engine compartment, the ones with the white caps with fluid"
 
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