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How do I get to the radiator cap?

I want to put stop leak in the radiator, do I have to take the entire front end apart to get to the radiator cap?

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The radiator cap is right there on top of the radiator at the front of the car....if nothing else and you still cant find it pour the stop leak into the overfllow and it will do the same thing

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