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98 chevy coolant system

The coolant reservoir is disconnected. I think it should go into the line that comes off the radiator cap but that line goes to the heater core. What am I part am I missing?

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  • brianlaliber Dec 11, 2008

    1/8" under radiator cap is a line that runs to the heater core. If that line is supposed to run to the reservoir, where in the system does the heater core hook up?

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Take off the radiator cap you will see a hole where the hose should go .... the part gets broke off a lot

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • kelvin smotherman Dec 11, 2008

    there should be a 3/4 inch outlet just above the trans lines

  • kelvin smotherman Dec 11, 2008

    there should be a 3/4 inch outlet just above the trans lines

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