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Just fill from the coolant reservoir; the radiator itself doesn't actually have a cap, so the pressure release valve is on the cap to the coolant reservoir. Make sure to tighten it well, though, because the cap is plastic and known to leak a little fluid if not tightened all the way.

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Follow the smaller hose from the radiator,not the upper rad hose or the heater hose, should be left side of engine compartment,if you need more help get back to me,please rate my fix as i strive for the best rating Thanks Ray

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SOURCE: radiator fluid coming out opening just below radiator cap

There is supposed to be a hose there. It goes to the overflow tank (should be a clear or semi-clear tank, maybe a half gallon in size, somewhere behind the radiator off to the side). Look for the tank, see if there's a hose attached to it, and that hose will attach to the small flange where you are seeing the coolant leaking out.

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