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You will see several tanks under the hood. One will show a windshield with a wiper blade, this is not the Radiator tank. Another should follow a small rubber line from the Radiator and may say "overflow". This is the correct tank.

If the Antifreeze is LOW you need to pressure test the Radiator and system for leaks. The Antifreeze should not get low. It means there is a problem.

There is a fill line for Cold and Hot on most tanks. It is normal for the level to fluctuate.

If you are really in doubt, go to Autozone, Advance, or Oreilys and they will show you where the tank is.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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