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I have a 2013 dodge journey 4 cyl......my coolant tank shows about 1 inch low on coolant ....is it ok to add tap water to bring it up to max level Posted by B. W. on Dec 16, 2016

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No do not add tap water, use only purified water or 50/50 coolant mix.

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I have a 2013 dodge journey 4 cyl......my coolant tank shows about 1 inch low on coolant ....is it ok to add tap water to bring it up to max level Posted by B. W. on Dec 16, 2016?


was the reading taken when cold or hot --you can add water to your coolant but be advised it will change the cooling or anti freezing temps

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I have a 2013 dodge journey 4 cyl......my coolant tank shows about 1 inch low on coolant ....is it ok to add tap water to bring it up to max level


No , never use tap water ! A 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze ! Is it low when engine is hot or is below add cold mark . Should be two levels hot or cold ! And use distilled water if you make your own 50/50 mix .

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The A/C causes the engine to work harder (that's why fuel economy suffers when it is run).

If your car has an electric fan - make sure it runs when the engine is hot. If it does not - you may have trouble w/o the A/C running if is gets warmer outside. Look for fail fuses, disconnected plugs, etc.

You may also have flaky thermostat that is not opening fully when needed to exchange hot water in the engine block with cooler water in the radiator.

First, check the coolant level. You should find a semi-transparent reservoir / tank located under the hood that has a cap marked "Coolant". The side of the tank should have two indicator lines - one for HOT and one for COLD. If the engine has been run up to normal temperature (so that it can provide heat in the car), you should see the coolant level at or slightly above the HOT line. If the engine is cold - first thing in the morning or after sitting for several hours - the coolant should be at or slightly above the COLD line. View these levels while the engine is off and the car is parked on a flat, level surface. If there is not enough coolant - you will need to add the CORRECT type for your car.

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(1) With the engine hot, add enough coolant to the tank to bring the level to the HOT line. You may have to check the tank several times after driving if the coolant level in the radiator is down a great deal. NEVER open the radiator cap when the engine is warm or hot!

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(2) With the engine cold, add enough coolant to the tank to bring the level to reach COLD line. Additionally - with the engine cold - you can add coolant directly to the radiator by removing the cap. Start the engine, set heat in car to HOT and add coolant mixture to radiator until level comes up to the bottom of the filler neck. Once the engine is HOT (getting heat in the car) check and top off radiator as needed and put cap back on radiator.

Check the levels in the TANK several times over the next few days when cold. If the tank ever empties -you'll need to have this looked at by a mechanic.

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