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On the Escape the low coolant light comes on. I waited over 4 hours for the motor to cool down before checking the coolant level. It remained high. The upper radiator hose was warm and the lower was cold. Could this be a bad thermostat? Where is the low coolant sensor located at? How hard is it to change the thermostat?
 

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The coolant may appear to be at the correct level, but there are three compartments in the tank and one other than the one you use for sighting the level may be low. Just add some coolant and see if the light goes away.
 

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Added coolant and the light went off. Now my question is, what is the correct level? Is it near the top of the plastic tank? That is where the level is now to make the light go out. The motor has been sitting for at least 5 hours.
 

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After sitting overnight in a cool garage the level remains about 3/4 of an inch from the top. Could the thermostat be closed all the time not letting the coolant out of the engine to let the level drop?
 
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