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2003 Ford Windstar Reservoir Tanks leaks

The coolant reservoir tank in a 2003 Windstar is leaking at the seam where the two plastic halves meet. Does it need to be replaced? Can I replace the part myself, or should I have my shop do it?

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You should change it
very simple swap

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