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Checking antifreeze I am unable to locate where the radiator cap is to check my antifreeze level on my 2004 Kia Sorento EX..Thank you!

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If the cap is not ontop of the Radiator itself it means you have a remote reservoir. Usually its near your washer fluid filler but not always. On the side of that are a full and fill lines simply check them for a level and add fluid as needed there.

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