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I have a hino truck 268 and recently the light level antifreeze start show ,the level is OK in the reservoir tank but inside the radiator is low what cause of this

I just replace the radiator cup

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  • robvesty May 25, 2017

    I, having the same problem. Did you say you replaced the rad cap? I can't see any signs of leaks except the overflow. Coolant is not sucking back into the rad. I replace it and when it gets warm after 30 minutes or more, it sprays coolant out of the overflow, as the reservoir is already full

  • robvesty May 25, 2017

    Haven't tried replacing cap yet, ($45!!)

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You could have a leak in the system. get the system pressure tested and checked for leaks. if no leaks are found it could be burning coolant.

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

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SOURCE: DASHBOARD RADIATOR INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON WHEN ENGINE IS COLD

you might need to get the water level sensor checked, it may be faulty

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: antifreeze smell and smoke coming out of vents

You have a coolant leak most likely in the heater core. Try disconnecting your heater hoses and coupling them together, then running the engine to see if the leak goes away. If it does, I would have the heater core replaced.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: coolant in coolant reservoir did not fill low level in radiator

you must drain air out of system
so when engine is warmed up, just unscrew slightly the thermo time switch which is the highest sensor and unit in cooling system besides the reservoir, until alittle air releases then when antifreeze starts coming out then retighten to specs. BE VERY CAREFUL !!!! LOOSEN VERY SLOWLY AND NOT COMPLETELY REMOVE FOR THIS CAN CAUSE BURNS. MIGHT WANT TO USE A RAG AROUND SENSOR. If this doesnt solve it then make sure you have the correct rad. cap. Also that the filling hose is not clogged as well as the little port on radiator.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Blazer running hot. Antifreeze level low cause of

If you are seeing coolant on the top side of your engine, it sounds to me like it may be the intake manifold gasket. Does this have the 4.3L engine? If so, this is a common problem with these engines. If the leak is severe enough, the cooling system will not build up the pressure it needs and this will cause it to run hot. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: have oil in my radiator fluid reservoir tank (1996 v6 3.8)

Twice in two years now my Saab 9-5 has had a pin-hole in the oil cooler, which has caused oil to flow into the reservoir. A way to tell is if coolant/oil is coming out of the reservoir cap. The reservoir cap is rated for the pressure of the coolant system, which is significantly lower than the oil pressure. When there is a hole in the oil cooler, oil will be forced out at relatively high pressures, causing the reservoir to fill and then over pressurize and spill out of the cap.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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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.

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You need to add few ounces of coolant to the reservoir. The reservoir is located under the hood. It is a white plastic that has liquid in it. Please see picture below of the coolant reservoir.
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This indicates a low level of coolant in the coolant bottle/resevoir..... this symbol represents the radiator or coolant system liquid level.

Warning comes on to warn of coolant level too low.

When the engine is cold...remove the cap and check level. Add 50/50 antifreeze/water to level indicated on the side of the coolant bottle or tank.

Reservoir Bottles/tanks are usually transparent and you can see the coolant level through the plastic.

When coolant topped off to correct level, lamp will go out automaticly...no need for scanner or shop to turn it off. It will come on as a 'self check' when you turn on the ignition and if level is okay will go out when engine starts.

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  • One is the radiator and the other is an overflow tank. Sometimes anti freeze will back pressure a bit and need somewhere to go and other times the antifreeze gets low in the radiator. That is the purpose of the radiator.
  • Put the antifreeze in the radiator fist and then add to the reservoir. Pay attention to the cold/hot level fill on the overfill tank.
  • You need to find out where all that antifreeze went to if the radiator was empth. Pull the dipstick and look for a chocolate milk look on the oil. This would be a head gasket or a cracked head.
  • Otherwise keep an eye out for a leak and repair it soon.
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Flushed antifreeze,replaced thermostat, put in new 50/50 antifreeze but seems to run hot now?


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The fluid level light keeps coming on. Doesn't need a water pump, already checked. Replaced a cracked reservoir. Hoses okay. Smell antifreeze after driving. Also, CO2 sensor ok. Churns when...


Hi Karen
The problem here could be that you may have a leak in your coolant reservoir. Especially if you can smell antifreeze (coolant) after driving it could be that some of the hoses may be plugged depending on age and when the radiator is trying to feed the fluid back into the reservoir it cant this can also impact the levels sensor.
Have the hoses checked as well as the coolant reservoir and check for fluids/moisture around the bottom of your radiator. It commonly is collecting around that area when you have a feedback issue.
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NEVER OPEN THE COOLANT RESERVOIR WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT!!!
If the coolant level gets too low, the air gets inside the cooling system and there's no proper circulation. Here's how you can fix it yourself: turn the heater on maximum temperature (inside the car), then start adding BMW coolant (it has to be the BMW coolant) to the overflow tank -cooling reservoir. Some models have a bleeder on the upper radiator house, so you have to loose the bleeder. The fluid will push the air out- also there may be a little of coolant coming out, which is O.K..
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