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More then likely the car came with red anti-freeze and do not mix the two if you would like to have green anti-freeze in your car flush out the system first or drain good and then refillwith the green

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What type of anti freeze do I need to Use?


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I have a warning light showing up sometimes. It is a red rectangle with a arrow pointing down within the box and two humps at the bottom of the box. What does that mean?


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Heater will not blow hot air while truck is idle. When truck is moving hot air blows. There is some clear redish leakage underneth the truck. How can I fix this problem?


You are low on coolant. Find the leak, the red is most likely the coolant.
Coolant comes in 2 colors red and green.
Your leak is probably either a hole in a hose or a faulty water pump. The water pump has a small hole, usually on the bottom, when the seal goes bad, it will leak there. The only fix is a new water pump.

If it is a hose, just replace it. Make sure when you fill it that you fill the radiator and the overflow, just filling the overflow could cause it to over heat.
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Make sure that you use the right anti-freeze. red with red, green with green. Some green ones are now compatible with the red, if you change the color, make sure it is compatible.

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