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How much does Low Water Sensor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Low Water Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Suzuki Equator$148$53.39$94.997%$160.89
2010 Nissan Maxima$214$118.59$94.995%$226.09
2006 Ford Ranger$344$248.92$94.993%$356.42
2015 BMW 528i xDrive$116$20.97$94.999%$128.47
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350$140$45.04$94.998%$152.54
2012 Porsche 911$120$24.76$94.999%$132.26

Low Water Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Low Water Sensor all about?

Your engine needs coolant in order to maintain an optimum operating temperature. If the temperature exceeds a threshold, serious damage can occur. In order to ensure that optimal temperature is maintained, you need the right amount of coolant in the radiator, reservoir, and engine. Leaks will result in low levels of coolant, which will be detected normally by low water sensors (or, more accurately, coolant level sensors).

The low water sensor doesn’t track the level of coolant in your engine or the radiator. Instead, it works as a thermistor, which uses relative temperature difference to determine the amount of coolant flowing through the engine during operation. The temperature difference information is sent from the low water sensor to the car’s computer, where it is used to determine whether there is sufficient coolant or not. If the computer determines there isn’t enough coolant, it turns on a warning light in the dash (the actual light will vary from one automaker to another, so consult your owner’s manual).

Keep in mind:

  • The coolant level sensor is electronic and can suffer from many problems, including wiring harness issues.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle hood is raised and secured in the open position. The washer fluid is then drained.
  • The windshield washer reservoir is unbolted from the inner fender and removed.
  • The low water sensor is removed from the reservoir and the reservoir is flushed.
  • The new low water sensor is installed in the reservoir which is then reinstalled and refilled with washer fluid
  • The wipers and washers are tested for proper operation.

Our recommendation:

A Low Coolant warning light on your dash will not prevent you from driving the car, but you’ll overheat the engine if you don’t heed its warning. If the level sensor is not working properly, it should be diagnosed by one of our expert mechanics.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Low Water Sensor?

  • Erratic coolant level warnings
  • Low Coolant warning light activates on the dash, despite a full and functioning system

How important is this service?

Preventing your engine from overheating is critical. The right amount of coolant circulating through the engine and the radiator will prevent overheating, but if the coolant level sensor is malfunctioning, you will not know if there is enough coolant present. We recommend having the sensor diagnosed by our expert mechanics immediately.


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Diana

18 years of experience
91 reviews
Diana
18 years of experience
Chevrolet Volt L4-1.4L Hybrid - Coolant Level Sensor - Orange, New Jersey
She is absolutely amazing and professional. She goes above and beyond. She is knowledgeable like the information comes so easy to her. She knows her stuff truly!

James

41 years of experience
105 reviews
James
41 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee V6-3.6L - Coolant Level Sensor Replacement - Bedford, Ohio
James is a great mechanic very knowledgeable and explained everything very well, I would highly recommend him to my friends and family, Also has a great personality.

Jamie

22 years of experience
94 reviews
Jamie
22 years of experience
BMW 528i L4-2.0L Turbo - Coolant Level Sensor - Rialto, California
Jamie was had great customer service and very professional. He answered all my car service concerns.

Andrew

15 years of experience
506 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
BMW 330i L6-3.0L - Coolant Level Sensor - Vancouver, Washington
Andrew has serviced my BMW twice now and both times he was not only on time, but he was early, he’s been efficient, knowledgeable and honest. He’s communicated recommendations, never felt pressured and I will continue to request his services.

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