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Coolant overflow tank V8

How difficult is it to replace the tank

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To replace the Coolant overflow tank is not difficult.
You only need a few tools to disconnect the plastic container from the mounting bracket. Just be sure to do this while the engine is off and coolant cold. Check the tubes inside and out to assure no cracking or deterioration. If found defective replace. These are inexpensive and easy to cut to length using the old tubes as guides.
Hope this helps good luck!

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