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There may be other reasons for the vehicle to be overheating but yes if you have let the reservoir run dry then it wont have suction to draw fluid back into the radiator so you will have to fill the radiator as well.

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Q: You added the red Toyota coolant on the coolant reservoir on your 96 4cyl Camry Why is it still overheating two minutes after you turn on the air conditioning Should coolant be added on the radiator?
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