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Old 01-22-2011, 07:22 PM
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Check Coolant Additive Light

At 13,000 miles the check coolant light came on. the level was where it was supposed to be, so i called the dealership to ask questions.
They told me the computer was programmed to do that at this mileage.
They told me to bring the truck in and they would check the strength of the antifreeze and reset the computer. for $49.95

has anyone had this problem yet?

any other way to reset the computer?
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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It can be reset using the cluster controls.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:54 PM
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are you talking about clearing it everytime you get in the truck or can you reset it permanently from the cluster controls?
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:46 PM
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You can reset the light until you get an 13-15k miles on the truck. You will have to have it checked at some point to make sure your coolant stays at the proper PH levels.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:43 AM
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$50, no way man. Was that disclosed on anything you signed when you bought the truck or in the manual? Sounds like Ford is trying to write the rules as they go. If something like this needs to be done, the cost should not be passed on to the customer. Just my $.02
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:55 AM
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i'll they want you to do is check the coolant ph , strenght and such . you can get your test strips at the lcal auto parts store if you want . sounds like your dealership found another way to make money . we do it free when people come in and ask . but nothing is mandated by ford other than to cheeck it at programed intervals
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:58 PM
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need to shop another dealer...I told the service guys at the local dealer they had a great deal to do with the purchases at that dealer, they are sharp and understand the concept.
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