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Anti freeze is mixed on a 50/50 basis. The coolant capacity varies so check the hand book for capacities and mix the anti freeze to water before adding to radiator. Drain radiator first so as not to mix different anti freeze products.
check the radiator censor making sure that the wires for this have not come off is there any fluid on the road when its been left for a few hours normally a car loses water any way may be half a pint a month or so this is normall check hoses for splits before forking out for a new water pump
Is it the LOW coolant light? Your car is equipped with a sensor on the expansion tank (radiator overflow). Right front fender. It's there for when the car heats up. As the engine heats up and the coolant expands it racks into the reservoir/overflow/expansion tank. When the engine cools, it sucks the coolant back in. If your car was low on coolant then there's a good possibility that as it cooled, it sucked the recently added fluid in. Check that it is full to the "cold full" level by looking at the tank before you start it for the day. If it's not, then the sensor is telling you to add coolant. If it is, then the sensor in the tank may be bad.
Open the radiator drain plug and let out as much coolant as will drain';
Replace drain plug and refill the sytem with distilled water
Run the engine for for few minutes until it is warm (not hot);
Repeat steps #3, #4 and #5 until you've effectively replace all of the
coolant with distilled water. You'll know your finished draining the system
when only clear water drains out.
Drain the system one last time (now only residual distilled water should
be in your cooling system);
**** out all the coolant in the overflow tank (I use a Turkey baster or a
huge syringe with a short length of rubber tubing.)
Replace the radiator drain plug.
Add undiluted anti-freeze to the system;
Run the engine to mix the distilled water already in the cooling system
with the newly added antifreeze.
Check the antifreeze/water concentration with a tester.
Over the next few days, adjust to the desired antifreeze/water mixture
over the next several days. You'll likely have to **** out a little coolant
mixture from the fill cap to create room for either the distilled water or the
anit-freeze you'll be adding to adjust to the desired concentration.
Sometimes I adjust by adding either water or antifreeze to the coolant-
overflow tank which utimately mixes with the engine coolant;
Don't forget to add collant and/or water to the coolant overflow tank.
Hello, perform the following steps in this order:
NOTE: car should be cool, in park and on non sloped surface. NEVER leave used coolant in an area where children or pets can gain access, Anti freeze has ethylene glycol which can be lethal to humans and pets.Used coolant should be immediately taken in a sealed container to a local state certified recycler for proper disposal.
1.Raise front end of car, and place one jack stand under frame of car on the inside of each front wheel.
2.Place a 2 gallon (low profile) bucket under the radiator drain plug. The drain plug will be located at the bottom of the radiator.
3.Unscrew the drain plug and let coolant drain into bucket. (It may be necessary to adjust bucket so no coolant leaks onto the ground.
4.After all coolant has drained from the radiator, tighten radiator drain plug finger tight, then 1/8-1/4 of a turn with a wrench.
5.Unscrew radiator cap and begin filling radiator using 50/50
premixed antifreeze solution.
6.Continue adding premixed solution until fluid is just below the top lip of radiator where cap fastens to.
7.Re attach radiator cap and lock into place.
8.Check radiator overflow reservoir and ensure coolant is between add and full, add coolant as required.
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either a leaky head gasket or someone put oil in the overflow, it happens, clean it out drain the coolant from the entire system and refill with new long life antifreeze, also add a can of good radiator sealer.
The anti freeze goes into the radiator, if the fluid level is really really low, otherwise it goes into the coolant expansion tank which is a black plastic tank on the passenger side of the vehicle, and will say engine coolant on it. You just pop the cap and fill to the line. Leave some room for the liquid to expand when it gets hot.