your Toyota should have an overflow bottle to retain the antifreeze during normal operations. Unless it is overfull, I would be looking for a leak.
Yes. There should always be some coolant in the overflow tank. Its level should rise when the engine warms up, and it should go back down when the engine cools.
It should be located in the coolant overflow resivoir.
Coolant for the 98 Deville is added into the coolant overflow bottle. The side of the bottle should have low and high coolant markings.
Full to the level of the lower of the two lines that are molded into the overflow tank.
Check your coolant level in the radiator as well as the overflow reservoir. Believe it or not, I had the same problem yesterday. This should fix your problem.
Look on the side of the coolant overflow bottle. There should be a low mark for the coolant for a cool engine, and one for a hot engine.
To check the coolant level of a vehicle first see look for the overflow reservoir. There should be a coolant dipstick with a level gauge on it. Remove it from the reservoir to see the coolant level.
It should be filled to the "Full" mark on the side of the bottle.
It should be up to the cold mark ( at least that's the way it is on my vehicle )
The coolant for a BMW x5 is placed into the coolant overflow tank on the left side of the engine compartment. It should be filled to the full mark when the engine is at operating temperature.
Technically, there is no fill cap on the radiator. To add coolant, open the overflow tank. It should be on the Passenger side fender, next to the windshield fluid tank. The coolant tank is pressurized when the engine is hot. Be very careful removing the cap to the coolant overflow if the engine has been running, since the scalding hot coolant can burn you.
The year, make and model vehicle would help and there shouldn't be just water, it should be coolant.
The one you can access from the license plate area is an overflow tank I believe. The other is the main one. Check the level on the overflow tank. You should see a minimum and maximum level there. The sensor detecting low coolant seems to be connected to the other tank.
It should reset itself when the coolant is back to the appropriate level as long as the sensor is working properly. If you look in the overflow reservoir and can see coolant, the sensor or wiring might be the problem.
You should add coolant with the engine off and cool, top off the radiator and fill the coolant reservoir to the cool or cold level. When the system is hot or running it will be pressurized and will be dangerous to open. You can however add coolant to the overflow reservoir at any time.
The excess drained out of the overflow until it was down to the level it should be...
buy the universal fluid at your local automotive store.
A blown head gasket could allow coolant to enter the combustion chamber from the water jacket. The coolant probably is running out the exhaust on first start-up. More often, you will notice the coolant being pumped out of the overflow as the exhaust gas pressurizes the coolant. You should look for this symptom when the engine warms up. Coolant in the exhaust on start-up and then the coolant overpressure overflow from the expansion tank or radiator happening together is almost sure indication of the head gasket failure.
There is a line on the overflow container to which it should not be overfilled. Otherwise it will push fluid out.
Coolant should be added to the coolant overflow reservoir, that sits very close to the radiator itself. The reservoir is generally a translucent bottle that has a rubber hose running to a fitting below the radiator cap. If performing a drain and refill - you can add the coolant directly to the radiator itself. make sure that the reservoir is filled, as the system will automatically draw more coolant as needed - as air bubbles are worked out of the cooling system. Of course, you should keep in mind what concentration of coolant is needed for the conditions at hand. Most will find that a 50/50 mix of coolant with distilled water is appropriate for the majority of conditions. Coolant used should be either Toyota Red or Toyota Pink coolants for best results. Stay away from any coolants that use silicates for an additive package - as they have a tendancy to damage the seals on the waterpump.
Coolant only moves from the overflow tank/container to the radiator when the engine is cooling. It flows the other way (into the tank) as the engine heats up and coolant expands. If coolant isn't moving into the radiator when the engine is cooling down there could be a couple of reasons. 1. The engine really never got warm enough to begin pushing coolant to the tank and the radiator is already full. 2. The radiator cap is faulty and should be changed. 3. If the coolant hasn't been changed for many years it's possible (though unlikely the hose linking the tank and radiator is plugged. Thoughts: Be sure you're adding a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water to the overflow tank, not just water. Note the coolant level in the tank with the engine cold then go for a drive. Check the level again. It should be a little higher. Let the engine cool and the level should be back to the original point. If that's the case you're good to go. If coolant is pushed into the overflow but the level doesn't drop again blame the radiator cap and get a new one. Cheers
There Should Be an overflow, It shows You where to fill it to, and also shows when its too full. With the system completely empty, radiator, heater, engine block and hoses, it should hold 16 to 18 qts of coolant.
Low coolant level, air in the cooling system. Low coolant level or a faulty rad cap allowing air to be sucked into the system when it should be sucking in coolant from the overflow bottle.