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2001 dodge dakota engine cooling system

My 2001 dodge dakota quad cab has one cap that says engine coolent only and one that say don't open when hot.
Which one do I put water in

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    Jaco May 11, 2010

    You normally only have to check the coolant level in the tank at the "engine coolant only" cap. If, however, the coolant leaked out and there is no fluid left in the tank, open the one on top of the radiator (the "never open when hot" cap) Fill the radiator to the brim with coolant, replace the cap, and fill the tank to the indicated level. Start the truck, get it to operating temperature, let it cool down again and make sure that the radiator is still full. If it is, you are well away and won't need to check the RADIATOR level under normal circumstances again, only do a daily check of the tank level.

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Normally you only need to check the level in the tank under the "engine coolant only" cap, but if you had a leak and lost coolant, check that the level of coolant under the "never open when hot" cap (it should be the radiator cap) is full - up to the brim. if not, fill it to overflowing, then cap it, fill the tank to its level, start the truck, let it reach operating temperature, let it cool down again, check the level in the radiator. if it's still fine, you need not worry about it again, just check the level in the tank daily.

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