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The plastic overflow has crack in it is there something to seal the crack with to keep from over heating

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I would recommend replacing the reservoir. You would have to remove to try and fix it, so you may as well replace it. Good luck.

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The overflow need to be filled with water?


Yes, it is important to include the overflow tank or bottle as integral with the radiator and coolant system as a whole. They all intermix. Actually, the level in the overflow tank is a true measure of the correct amount to keep your coolant at. There are two marks on the overflow: full hot and full cold. The coolant system on all modern cars is a sealed system and therefore should never require adding, save a very small amount through evaporation within the overflow tank- the only part that is open to atmosphere.

So once you get all the air out of the system that is possible, both in the engine and in the radiator, you have a full level everywhere, including the overflow tank where it should always remain somewhere between the full hot and full cold marks.

You are right that the overflow collects the heated radiator coolant. But it is due to the expansive properties of coolant-or water- that it expands when heated, (but not boiling-that is very bad news of a different sort). Your radiator cap is designed to open at a specific pressure, just enough to allow coolant to flow into the overflow. As the engine and coolant cools, it contracts, the level drops in the radiator, and a natural vacuum there will siphon the overflow tank back into the radiator until it is full again. That is why you have the full hot and full cold marks.
I will shut off the lecture now. I hope you have liked my answer. If not, I give you permission to kill me now- if I may so jest.

Mar 06, 2015 | 1992 Toyota Corolla

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Overheating


Doesn't sound like it ran hot enough or long enough to crack or warp the head. If there is a crack, the engine will continue to overheat. If a warped head, car would probably run rough, the affected cylinders would likely have little or no compression, there would be a noticeable miss, and overheating would continue.
Why the low coolant? It's a sealed system, so should never have to add coolant, other than a small loss from evaporation in the overflow tank. Monitor the level closely for the next few days. Note the level in the overflow tank to see if it drops over time. Leaks can be external anywhere in the coolant system-engine, radiator, hoses, heater core- or internal in the engine-head gasket failures can cause coolant in the cylinders (white smoke out the exhaust), or coolant in the oil (oil will have a milky brown look to it), or oil in the coolant (will see traces of oil in the radiator).
A couple of tests may be called for. A pressure test of the coolant system will check if the system holds pressure as it should-about 15 psi. If pressure does not hold, there is a leak somewhere. Water pumps usually leak through the weep hole when they fail. A radiator leak would show up when pressure is applied. If pressure does hold, check if you have a good radiator cap-the cap is what seals the system so pressure will maintain. Coolant under pressure raises it's boiling point by about 10 degrees, so is critical to keep the system under pressure.
If you suspect further problems-losing coolant or continued overheating-then have the chemical test done to check for exhaust gasses in the coolant. Basically a check if the head gasket is good, a simple test done at the radiator cap opening with a special fluid that changes color if hydrocarbons are present in the cooling system.
Or you could have a compression test of the cylinders to check the internal mechanical condition-not only tells you if head gasket is good, also tells you a lot about engine condition-even,. balanced, good compression in all cylinders translates into good power output-rings are good, valves are sealing good, all systems go.
The cooling system: water pump, thermostat, radiator, hoses, heater core and hoses, radiator cap, overflow tank, and the cooling fans and associated wiring. Make sure everything is working right and you'll be good to go.

Sep 17, 2013 | 1994 Toyota Camry

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My 2000 chrysler voyager radiator fluid bubbles in radiator overflow tank evn when cold nd when turning over. I just had head gasket replaced whats going on


I suspect a crack in the head or block. The cooling system is suppose to be closed so any air has to be coming from somewhere - if the head gasket is good then the air is likely to be coming from a crack. A pressure test will confirm if your system is not air tight. That is if you are seeing bubbles in the radiator water if you just mean you are losing water through the overflow then it might just be the radiator cap needs replacing as it is not sealing the system when it gets hot.

Jan 23, 2013 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

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I own a 1985 300zx Turbo?.I like to know why my


Your overflow tank works on suction to return coolant to the radiator. Check the line and nipple ends for any cracking (cracking on the plastic radiator nippl is very commom). The radiator nipple is not under high prrssure like the fluid under the cap (inside the coolant system). It's on the otherside of the cap and will never "stream or gush" coolant (uless you are over heating badly). As the coolant in the radiator cools it creates a vacuum and draws coolant back from the overflow throgh a small hose. You might not see any leaks as coolant heats up and travels to the overflow. It might be a very small leak and you are usaully driving around and drying up before you see it. Even with a very small crack it will only draw in air and not liquid (as liquid is way heavier than air). Also, I've seen where people have taken out (or fallen out) the tube attached to the overflow cap that goes down deep into the overflow tank. That tube should be long enough to almost reach the bottom of the tank. It's hard to know if something is missing if you do not know it was suppose to be there in th first place but it needs to be there.

Jul 04, 2010 | 1985 Nissan 300ZX

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I have a something leeking from my Truck. Clear Substance no smell. Keep going through Anti-Freee in my overflow however my Truck is not over heeting


Check the overflow tank for a crack where it mounts to the fenderwell - had the same issue with my girls.

May 18, 2010 | 1999 GMC Yukon

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My daughter has a 2000 ford focus and she says that she is losing antifreeze in the back of her motor on the drivers side, is that where the water pump is?


The water pump should be on the passenger side with all accessory belt and all the pulleys. There's actually a thermostat housing on the driver's side of the engine. It's most likely that the housing has cracked at the seal. The seal sits in in a groove in the housing. The plastic housing is about 1mm thick at the seal and is known to break

Nov 12, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

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Overflow resevior for the radiator.


overflow/header tank? for cooling system YES most problems of cracking are either lack of anti freeze in system? or excesspressure of cooling system o/heat? causes expansion and possible weak joint? will crack ? or an impact / leverage to tank during work under hood ?

Nov 04, 2008 | 1999 Dodge Neon

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2001 windstar lx


you can seal it. get some "plastic welding" epoxy from autozone. you need to remove and empty the tank. lightly sand around the crack and then clean it with some rubbing alcohol. then use the epoxy to seal it.
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Oct 13, 2008 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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2002 Ford F-150 drivers rear view mirror


The door pane is held on for the most part by plastic christmas tree shaped clips all along the door's edge, a plastic putty knife works ok to release them but there is a special tool, there are about 10 of then and they can be a bugger to release the first time. Be very careful not to damage the door panel they are very expensive.

Sep 21, 2008 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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