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Orange or yellow double check with parts store for recommended fluid

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you should have one upper radiator hose, one lower radiator hose, a small diameter hose that runs over the top of your radiator starting from the radiator cap going left across the top and then to your coolant reservoir and another from your thermostat housing to the firewall for the heater core the upper radiator hose should also go to your thermostat housing. the lower radiator hose goes to your water pump This hose routing is only for a 4 liter straight 6 I'm not sure about the V8 or the 2.5 liter motors

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The water that you are seeing in the hose is left there from when the engine was running. It is completely normal to see the water left there after running the engine.

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My coolant was topped off (supposedly) w oil change on Friday and it was empty by Sunday. Didn't notice liquid but was staying at hotel and running lots of errands


take it in to an accredited radiator shop for a coolant system pressure test
check for welsh plugs leaking , water pump seal leaking , holes in radiator cores or split top plastic tank. check color of sump oil and if it is a grey color it will be coolant in the supm

Dec 05, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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What cause lower radiator hose to collapse after cool down


Hi Larry:
Good observation. Not too many people would spot that.
When the engine is hot, the coolant is hot and expands. At the filler cap for the radiator, there will be a hose that goes to the overflow tank. As the coolant fluid expands, it flows through thie tube into the overflow tank.
When the engine is turned off, as it cools, the volume of coolant in the engine and radiator contracts, and is supposed to suck fluid back from the overflow tank.
I'm suspicious that something is preventing this from happening so the vacuum in the engine coolant system is collapsing the hose.
WHAT TO DO?
- Check the radiator cap. Make sure it is functioning correctly. Make sure that it is correctly installed and screwed all the way on.
- Check the coolant overflow hose. Make sure it is not plugged.
Odds are that you will find the problem quite quickly.
Cheerfuls.

Sep 27, 2015 | 1991 Toyota Corolla

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How do you bleed air out of a 2005 ford explorer


Good job of tying the heater to the antifreeze overflow.

This is a guess. Replace the radiator cap and the hose connecting the radiator to the coolant reservoir. Then fill the radiator, engine, and heater hoses completely with antifreeze solution.

When the engine heats up, the coolant expands. Excess coolant is directed to the reservoir. When the engine cools, coolant is supposed to be sucked back into the coolant system. If either the radiator cap or the overflow hose has a tiny leak, air will be sucked in instead of the antifreeze returning

Feb 18, 2015 | 2005 Ford Explorer

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Is water suppose to be coming out of spout on radiator....I put water where coolant goes n it just shoots out?? And car overheats


car over heating because thermostat faulty its stuck closed not opening allowing coolant flow from engine to radiator.hot climate need 50/50 antifreeze and water.straight water will boil away at 212 degrees. engine can get hot as 225 degrees you need add coolant to raise engine coolant boiling point temperature.

May 28, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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What would cause a 2004 Dodge Caravan to leak engine coolant from both sides of the radiator and causes smoke on the driver side near the coolant reservoir?


Hi,
Seems the smoke is the hot steam from the coolant. That escapes from your radiator. The culprit would be the radiator cap. The coolant when your engine is hot, goes to your coolant reservoir, and it( coolant ) should go back to the radiator when your engine cools down.
The coolant failed to go back to the radiator because the radiator rubber seal is already broken and suppose to **** the coolant from the reservoir. Coolant also escapes from the radiator, thats why you see some coolant from both sides of your radiator. The heat inside the radiator expands the coolant and the only course is through some crack seals.
Radiator cap have pressure rating that opens its valve in a certain pressure.
Hope that helps you out!
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Jun 23, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Caravan

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My 1993 dodge shadow is heating up when the car is sitting but when i start to drive it the heater doesn't work


It sure sounds like a stuck-open thermostat to me. The coolant is flowing through the radiator when it is not supposed to. The car does not have any airflow through the radiator when it is sitting still, and when you take off the air blows through the radiator, thus causing the engine to cool down. The thermostat controls the flow of coolant through the radiator to keep the engine at operating temperature.

Dec 05, 2010 | 1993 Dodge Shadow

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Engine is overheating even after replacing waterpump,thermostat and radiator cap


If you replaced all that, it very well could be your antifreeze/coolant. Make sure that your coolant level is at a good level, and make sure that it is a normal color. If it is off colored from what it is supposed to be, for example, a brown, or rust color, or a tealish green, flush it and replace it. If that is not the issue, check for any leaks... good luck

Jun 06, 2010 | 1998 Kia Sportage

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How to add engine coolant. My message indicator keeps saying low engine coolant but the engine coolant recovery reservoir is full .. Am i suppose to add anti freeze to the radiator and if so how do i get...


more and more newer vehicles wont have a radiator cap the only way on some is through the resivoir these units are usually(or supposed to be) self- bleeding also. and its not uncommon for the sensor to go bad and show its empty even though its full there genrally not to bad to change either usually easiest if the resivoir is removed hope this helps

Feb 27, 2010 | 1995 Lincoln Continental

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Replaceing a radiator in a 2004 mazda tribute


Radiator
Removal & Installation
2002-2004 Ford Escapes should be filled with Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant or equivalent (yellow color). Always fill the cooling system with the same coolant that is present in the system. Do not mix coolant types.
NOTE: Do not add/mix orange-colored Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant. Mixing coolants can degrade the coolant’s protection.
NOTE: The addition of Motorcraft Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets VC-6 darkens Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan.
Used engine coolant should be disposed of in an appropriate manner. Follow your community’s regulations and standards for recycling and disposing of automotive fluids.
CAUTION
Never remove the pressure relief cap under any conditions while the engine is operating. Scalding coolant and steam will cause damage to the cooling system, engine and will result in personal injury. Wait until the engine has cooled. The coolant should be recovered in a clean container for reuse. If the coolant is contaminated, it must be recycled or disposed of correctly. Note that only about 80% of coolant capacity is recovered with the engine in the vehicle. Dirty, rusted or contaminated coolant requires replacement.

To Remove:
  1. With the engine and cooling system cold (ambient temperature), release the pressure in the cooling system by slowly turning the pressure relief cap one half turn counterclockwise. When the pressure is released, remove the pressure relief cap. Drain the cooling system. Both the 2.0L Zetec and 3.0L (4V) engines have drains at the bottom of the radiators.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the lower splash shields.
  4. If equipped with a 2.0L Zetec engine, disconnect the lower radiator hose and the degas bottle return hose.
  5. If equipped with a 3.0L (4V) engine, disconnect the lower radiator hose, the high pressure transmission line (hose) and the degas return hose.
  6. Remove the lower center support bolt.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. If equipped with a 2.0L Zetec engine, disconnect the remaining coolant hose connections.
  9. If equipped with a 3.0L (4V) engine, disconnect the transmission return line and the upper radiator hose and degas supply hose.
  10. On all vehicles, remove the fasteners and position the hood latch out of the way, then unbolt the center support. Remove the top two bolts holding the cooling fan to the radiator.
  11. Remove the upper radiator support brackets and remove the radiator from the vehicle.

Jun 19, 2009 | 2004 Mazda Tribute

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