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Coolant tank cracked and i need to replace it

When i fill then resevior, the anti-freeze is leaking out of the hose at the top. i have to constantly add more to keep it from over heating. i'm afraid the if it over heats it will cause more damagee.

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  • Richard Ray Feb 13, 2014

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If the coolant tank is cracked, you should replace it.

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drain water and put green anti freeze in so you can find the leak a lot could also put a little dish washing liquid in the radiator put the radiator cap back on and see where the bubbles come from

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If you changed the hoses and thermostat and the car is still overheating, then the next thing to look at is the water pump. See if the water pump is leaking water from a vent hole. If it is, then the water pump is defective and will need to be replaced. Sure hope this helped.

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The biggist problem is most likely the cooling system needs bleeding to purge the air out of the cooling system.To do this,the easy way,is to start this with the car cold.Remove the reservoir cap and fill it full,past the full mark.Wait to see if the coolant level drops.Then refill to the top.Replace the cap,and start the engine,and let it run up to about 218 to 220,and shut the engine off(do not turn ac on,make sure it is off).Wait about 45 minutes,and look at the reservoir level,it should have dropped.If so refill the reservoir,and repeat these steps until the cooling fans come on at about 215 or so,and they go back off by themselves.Keep check on the reservoir for a day or so to make sure that the reservoir does not drop to low,the level will finally set.If I can help,let me know.>>>

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Just had the same problem with my van was a cracked head

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The whistling noise is steam. The problem is you never attacked the source of the problem. What you need to do now is drain your radiator completely at opening T-spicket at the bottom of the radiator. While you drain with engine off, run your water hose on top, to flush out the radiator. Then run to the Auto store and buy "radiator flush" -- follow directions. After flushing out the radiator flush, close the T-spicket, and fill with NEW anti-freeze. By enough to fill to the very top. Mix the anti-freeze with water per instructions to your environmental weather.
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