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1987 Volve radiator cap location

My fiance's volvo is overheating around 60mph. The first thing I wanted to check was the water in the radiator BUT I can't find the radiator cap. I looked all around the radiator and I dont' see a damn thing. I'm starting to believe this isn't the radiator that originally came with the car since she says she has never put water in it (only had it serviced). So someone knows where it is:)))))))))))

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    Got it, thanks for the help. Have a Merry Christmas



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There is a tank for holding radiator fluid mounted one one of the wheel wells inside the engine compartment. you should hopefully be able to see the level on it. add antifreeze there to the level marked on it.
it's safer for you ... the motor and the environment to have it that way.

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