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Old 07-23-2018, 09:14 AM   #1
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2001 Amtran coolant, oil trans alarm

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I have a 2001 Amtran with DT466E, I removed all of the heaters except the stairwell heater and looped the coolant lines directly under the heater by the stairwell. I Airlifted the system under pressure and it held great for 5-10 mins so I filled it up, ran it down the road 3-4 miles and temps looked good. Next day I started it and the red light and alarm went off ( I think its for coolant, oil and trans fluid?) so I pulled the filler tube out and up and removed the cap and fluid was to the top? So I jumped in put it in gear and took off and the light/buzzer went off, when I stopped after 2-3 miles it came back on? Do you check the trans fluid running in N? Is there a coolant bleeder somewhere? The temps and pressures all look right where they are supposed to be so Im not sure?
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:37 AM   #2
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Do you check the trans fluid running in N?
Yes, hot.

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Is there a coolant bleeder somewhere?
Probably

You need to find out what the alarm is for.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:53 AM   #3
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You need to find out what the alarm is for.
Where would the bleeder be? I checked everywhere? I believe the alarm is for all three coolant,oil and trans
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Where would the bleeder be? I checked everywhere?
Typically the bleeder would be at the highest location in the heater loop, probably also the farthest from the engine. When you ran it did you have the heater controls on?
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Typically the bleeder would be at the highest location in the heater loop, probably also the farthest from the engine. When you ran it did you have the heater controls on?
Yah I looked all over for a bleeder its probably a simple trick., the beeping light does say oil/coolant, you dont check the oil with it running like the trans right? Im old school chevy gas engines so this is a different animal. Or is it ?
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:03 PM   #7
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Just an update for anyone having the same issue, I figured this out before I left home a couple months ago and forgot to update. I used an Airlift to ck for leaks and pressure drop, it held pressure so I filled it via airlift but still had the same problem? That's when I noticed the filler neck actually pulls straight out and up quite a ways above the top of the radiator hence the top of the radiator gets full and the warning buzzer goes off.... to many irons in the fire at once makes me overlook the most simplest of fixes... Still haven't seen a bleeder though...
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