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How to Replace a Coolant Reservoir
A coolant reservoir is at fault if coolant is leaking underneath the vehicle or if the coolant sensor remains on all the time.

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Engine is leaking coolant on the top of the engine
This sounds like potentially a blown head gasket unfortunately. I would definitely not start or drive the car any longer until having it checked by a mechanic. When this happens, the gasket between the cylinder head and the engine block...
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My car is spitting coolant from the overflow tank
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the coolant strength to see what the protection is. A good protection will read 164 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the radiator cap to see if the seal is torn or if the release valve...
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Replace coolant reservoir
There will be a few bolts with ten millimeter heads. You will need to remove these first. Usually, you will be able to slide the reservoir out, but sometimes you will need to remove the fan motors as a complete...
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Coolant issue - 2008 Honda Accord
Hello. When a car is low on coolant, even if you refill both the radiator and the reservoir, air can still be trapped in the system. After you run the car for a while, the trapped air is expelled and...
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Leaking coolant, visible from reservoir. Has crack in reservoir.
Replacing the reservoir and hoses since they are cracked is the first step. The second step is to figure out why the coolant is creating too much pressure in the tank. This may be caused by a variety of reasons...
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Cooling system hot
Hello there, thanks for your question. A common issue that happens is that the engine becomes so severely overheated that it cannot even crank over. Usually serious damage has occurred by the time those symptoms become present. If your cooling...
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every two days I'm constantly filling up my coolant resivior because it will get down to min level. car does not get hot temp gaug
You are loosing coolant somewhere. I would have the cooling system pressure tested by a mechanic to see if the cooling system is leaking externally or internally. Once the pressure is put on the system then a leak check can...
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What else can leak coolant? The leak is away from the radiator as well.
A coolant leak can come from leaking hoses, a bad head gasket, an intake gasket, or a number of possible locations. This means that a mechanic would need to identify specifically where the leak is coming from first before making...
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Heating up and reservoir overflowing
This suggests you may have a cooling system problem. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat, a bad cooling fan relay, a clogged radiator, or potentially even a blown head gasket. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic...
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Lloosing moter pressure
It sounds as if you may have sprung a coolant leak during the high speed driving. I would recommend having a cooling system pressure test performed to see if any leaks were sprung due to the high speed driving. This...
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Coolant is not being pulled from the reservoir.
Hello. From what you describe, it appears that your vehicle may be leaking coolant or may perhaps have air in the cooling system. First off, I would carefully inspect the engine bay and undersides of the vehicle for any signs...
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The coolant level is low when the engine is cold
If you're finding that your coolant is running low, especially during colder weather, it's a pretty good indication that you've got a coolant leak somewhere. However, the problem with coolant systems today is that they can give you false indicators....
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Water from the radiator is going to the expansion tank which then overflows causing engine to overheat.
Hi there. There could be three things that could be causing your engine to overheat and the heater to not work. (1) The thermostat could be stuck shut or causing the cooling system to not flow making the engine...
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A local Chevy dealer wants $385 to replace a coolant reservoir tank on my 2014 Chevy Spark. Isn't that kind of high?
Hi there. The local dealerships could have a specific charge for replacing the reservoir. Their price includes the following: Dianostic charge Coolant reservoir (parts) Coolant (from draining the system) Each shop is different in their pricing depending on...
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I drove without coolant for about 20 miles and the radiator fan is making a loud noise, how do I fix it?
There could be problems with your water pump, coolant lines, radiator overflow reservoir or the radiator that is causing a serious leak. Driving without coolant for any period of time can cause damage to your radiator or other cooling system...
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It this a complete flush: Radiator, heating core, water pump.
Hi there. When performing a coolant flush, drain the coolant from the radiator and out of the lower radiator hose. Then remove the heater core hoses and drain out the coolant from the hoses. Remove the upper radiator hose and...
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What can be causing my van to leak coolant?
Hi there. Check the coolant hoses and see if any hose are loose. If they are loose, then they will need tightened up. Check the coolant reservoir and see if it has a crack or loose hose to it. If...
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My radiator seems to forcing coolant into the reservoir.
Hi there: If your engine is not overheating or showing any signs of cooling system problems, then there are two reasons why additional fluid will show up in the overflow reservoir. First, it's possible you might have too much coolant...
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could adding a small amount of non honda antifreeze into overflow reservoir cause check engine light to appear a day later
Although it is not recommended to mix different antifreeze chemistries, that recommendation "usually" has more to do with avoiding negative effects (of mixing) on the service life of the coolant than any possibility for system damage. That is, mixing different...
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Can I add water or fluid to the reservoir till I can get a flush and fill?
Yes, you can, and should, add coolant to the reservoir to make sure the engine cooling system does not run low. Add only a 50-50 (water-antifreeze ratio) coolant mix to the overflow tank, particularly if it is winter season. If...

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