Engine coolant expands when heated. Heated coolant needs a reservoir to come and go as needed.
Not necessarily! Let it cool down then check the radiator water level and the water overflow reservoir tank. In a properly operating system the reservoir adds water as needed to the radiator when it cools down after you quit driving. #1. The radiator should be full of water and the reservoir tank should be 3/4 full of water. #2. At a certain temperature or with the "AC on" the radiator fan(s) should be sucking air over the radiator and cooling coils. So! Fill the radiator and the reservoir and when it overheats in idle see if the fans behind the radiator are operating.
The reservoir is usually considered to be the tank which holds coolant. It feeds the coolant into the radiator when needed, and receives coolant from the radiator as is necessary. This is where you check and maintain the coolant level. Make sure the cap is on quite tight.
The radiator drain plug for a Kia Sedona is located at the bottom of the radiator. The radiator flush that is needed can be purchased at any auto parts store.
That reservoir is an overflow reservoir and really doesn't serve well if large adjustments to fluid levels are required. It sounds very much like your radiator fluid is very low and the overflow reservoir is just not going to cut it. While the engine is cool, remove the actual radiator cap and add as much fluid as is needed, that way. After that keep an eye on the overflow reservoir and maintain the correct level in it. On another note, if you don't already know, try to figure out why your radiator is that low on fluid, it must be quite low for the heat to not work and it's unusual for a normally operating engine to lose that much fluid.
The clutch reservoir on a 1996 Geo Tracker is located in the engine compartment, near the firewall. It stores clutch fluid which is pulled into the system as needed.
The parts that are needed to fix a car radiator depends on what is wrong with the radiator. It would be best to have the radiator fixed by a professional.
three possibilities , fan thermostat switch is bad or cooling fan relay is bad, or radiator is low on coolant (possibly due to a leak - check reservoir & top up if needed).
Locate the radiator and the coolant reservoir box. Remove the lid of the coolant reservoir. Then remove the drain plug from the bottom of the radiator. When the fluid has leaked out, put the plug in place. Pour in a mixture of distilled water and antifreeze into the reservoir, according to your needs or the specifications. Run the engine for three minutes, then check the coolant level and add more if needed. Be careful not to remove the hose from the reservoir as the plastic nipple it is fastened to will easily break if too much force is used.
Remove top plate, upper & lower hoses, hose to reservoir (if applicable) Remove fan if needed for clearance, pull straight up.
The clutch fluid reservoir in a 2001 Toyota Tacoma is located on the vehicle's firewall near the back of the engine compartment. It provides a constant supply of fluid to the clutch as needed.
Assuming you didn't drain the system, you shouldn't have to burp it at all. Just keep the reservoir full and warm up the engine. it circulates through the reservoir and back to the radiator. To "bleed" the cooling system on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, there is a small brass bleeder valve located on the heater pipe that runs along the front of the motor (metal pipe). Open that valve a couple turns and pour in the antifreeze in the reservoir tank until antifreeze starts dripping from the bleeder hole. Tighten the valve, but be careful not to tight too tight, they are soft brass and break easy. Finish filling the reservoir to the Full Cold mark. After driving the car at least one time and letting it cool down, check the antifreeze level on the reservoir and fill as needed.
no picture needed, just follow the top radiator hose to where it attaches to the engine and you have found it
not sure about a 2002 impala, but on a 2000, 3.8 ltr, the p.s. reservoir is located on the left side of the engine, at the rear near the firewall, and down behind the engine under 2 black hoses. You will need a light source to see it, move around the hoses, and then you can just barely see the cover to the reservoir. It is tough to get at, but can be done. Filling it is also a challenge, a funnel and a hose are needed. Thanks GM for a better idea
8/1/09 - Using a funnel carefully pour 1 Gallon of Antifreeze & 1 Gallon of Distilled water into radiator reservoir on passenger side of engine compartment by the firewall. It is make of semi-clear plastic, and has a black cap on it. Remove the upper radiator hose on the passenger side and carefully pour 1 Gallon of Antifreeze and 1 Gallon of Distilled water into it using a funnel. The reason you fill it from both places is that the thermostat does not allow water into the radiator or all of the engine block. Be sure to check the temperature and coolant level after driving the vehicle. Add coolant to the radiator reservoir as needed.
On my 98 2.5Liter Outback, the radiator drain plug is at the lower left (passenger side) rear side of the radiator. Pull the small plastic coweling loose that is just below it to unscrew the plug. YFC I have a problem: How do you purge the air trapped in this 2.5 Liter engine after refilling a drained radiator? I have a problem: How do you purge the air trapped in this 2.5 Liter engine after refilling a drained radiator? im having to deal with this right now. according to the manual remove the radiator cap and reservoir cap. start the car and slowly fill the reservoir as needed the air will vent from the radiator once the water no longer needs to be filled replace the caps **you must pour slowly or you will prevent the air from escaping
There is a black reservoir about a foot behind the battery on the 2001-2003- not sure about earlier models. Clean the cap and reservoir to make sure that no dirt falls in when you remove the cap. The cap has a built-in dipstick indicating proper level with both hot and cold level ranges. Fill the reservoir as needed to achieve the proper level.
It is mounted on the rear of the power steering pump . Look in behind the bracket that is covering the pump up and you will see a cap. remove it and add fluid as needed.
Its located behind the lower radiator hose on the right side of the engine. Hell to get to though beczause you may need to remove the oil filter etc. Turned out costing me 80 dollars because i needed to replace oil, filter, and coolant. Yay Dodge...
The thermostat is located at the bottom of the water pump, behind the plastic flange that connects to the bottom radiator hose. The flange is held on by two 10mm bolts. The new thermostat should come with the required rubber 'O' rings needed for an effective seal.
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.
Well, there are two place is can go. In the radiator and the reservoir. The radiator is the big black thing in the very front of the engine area. It usually has a silver cap. DO NOT OPEN THIS CAP WHEN VEHICLE IS HOT OR OVERHEATING, DANGEROUS...it says that on the cap too. If you are not good with pouring, then get a spout and put it into the radiator after you open it and pour the coolant in slowly. Watch for it to rise so as not to overfill. You also put the coolant in the reservoir this is usually a white plasitci container on one side of the fender area that says, coolant only. You can put water in there but far less effective than coolant. Do the same thing with the spout if needed and only fill to the lind indicated on reservoir.
Looking up from under the car, the drain is located on the bottom right and corner of the radiator. A large flat blade screwdriver will be needed to turn the drain cap and allow fluid to be released. The drain cap can't be fully removed from the radiator so there is no worry that the cap will get lost.
let engine cool -open radiator cap -move a large container under radiator drain fitting( it's hard to see- located on lower left corner of radiator)-attach 3/8" diameter hose to fitting to direct coolant into container- turn fitting counterclockwise-pliers may be needed.
i have a '95 325I and the filter is located on front of the engine behind the fans, its in a cylinder looking thing. i needed a 14mm socket to get it off.