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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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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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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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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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I have an 97 Ford Explorer and recently fix my water pump, radiator upper and lower hoses but my coolant reservoir tank is empty
Check the coolant levels when cold and fill to the cold line on reservoir and then start and warm engine to see if the coolant is full to the warm level. You may have just not filled the coolant all...
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Vehicle is getting hot after 10 minutes of driving.
If you are referring to the metal radiator pressure cap, leaving that cap off will cause coolant loss and overheating. Leaving the plastic cap off of the plastic overflow reservoir may cause coolant loss if the overflow pick-up tube is...
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I have a coolant leak somewhere. I think it is from the reservoir because it is coming from that area, but how do I know?
Look around the reservoir, the reservoir cap, and the hoses to the reservoir and see were the leak is coming from. The leak could be a loose hose clamp, cracked hose, or a cracked reservoir. If you need further assistance...
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I accidentally put oil in my coolant tank, what can I do? 1998 Mercury Marquis
Hello - not ideal, but certainly not fatal. You may even be able to remove the coolant reservoir, and drain the coolant/oil mix before any has gotten into the engine. Even if oil is in the coolant, a coolant drain,...
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Put windshield wiper fluid in coolant reservoir by accident
If you did NOT operate the car after putting the washer fluid in the coolant overflow reservoir, simply use a turkey baster, or like tool, to suck the contaminated fluid out of the reservoir, pour some water in and then...
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need to find bleed point for coolant on 2001 lexus gs300
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is not a bleeder valve on the cooling system, as the newer models are designed to "self bleed". Your owner's manual can confirm this, and give you more information on how your specific...
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Coolant reservoir dash light.
The reservoir could have a crack in it or the hoses to the reservoir could have the clamps loose or the hose could be split causing the coolant leak. If there is a coolant leak, then the coolant pressure will...

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