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How do i change the antifreeze without a raditor cap

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    Why would you want to change your antifreeze on a vehicle only 4 yrs old?

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These newer cars use a surge tank, located on the fender well, ddrain old coolant from radiator, you can go further by doing a full flush, conect any hoses you may have taken off, fill the surge tank as you would fill any normal radiator

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Where does antifreeze go


Antifreeze goes into the radiator. There should be both a radiator cap and also an overflow reservior. Top off the radiator and fill the reservoir to the "max fill" line. NOTE: DO NOT remove the radiator cap when the engine is warm. You'll get burned

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THE GAGE IS SHOWING HOT AND IT RADATOR STILL HAS A LOT OF WATER


The anitfreeze might not be good enough and the coolant is frozen or slushly so it does'nt circulate. The therostate can be stuck or the raditor fans could be bad. With the gauge hot is the raditor hot too? All over? The raditor can be partly plugged. The raditor needs to be brimming full and the recovery coolant tank needs to bein the hot to cold range.. Water is'nt the only thing that's in the coolant as without antifreeze it'll freeze and not circulate.

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MY CAR IS OVER HEATING ON HILLS THERE IS NO HEAT


YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR COILENT AND RADITOR SYSTEM YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE ANTIFREEZE ABOUT EVERY 5 YEARS OR SO YOU HAVE CLOGGED RADITOR AND HEATER COREGO GET SOME RADITATOR FLUSH PUT IT IN THE RADITATOR LET VEHICLE IDLE READ DERICTIONS ON CAN DRAIN ANTIFREEZE REFILL WITH WATER AND DO IT AGAIN THEN PUT NEW ANTIFREEZE IN USE A HOSE AND RUN LOTS OF WATER THROUGH SYSTEM IN EVERY DERICTION YOU CAN THIS MEANS THE HEATER CORE LINES TO GOOD LUCK PIER.J

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How change antifreeze in car raditor?


At the bottom of the radiator there is a plastic knob this is the petcock drain plug it can be hard to see and turn so you may need to jack up the front of the car a little to crawl under the front and look at the bottom of the radiator but if you can reach it from the top and turn it with a pair of pliers do so that way this will allow you to drain the radiator, remove the radiator cap if it has one to allow air to pass through radiator, if it has no radiator cap remove the cap on the radiator expansion reserve tank, after all antifreeze is drained turn petcock drain plug back in till tight then refill raidiator with 50% water 50% anti freeze mixture, start car and top off antifreeze run the car or drive for ten minutes then top off antifreeze.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1999 Mazda 626

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I have a 2003 PT cruiser having trouble overheating when i unplug the heat sensor the cooling fan goes on , when plug it in it shuts off


1 Inspect Hose Ruptured, Cracked or Leaking Raditor Hose. 2 Inspect Head Gasket Leaking Head Gasket. 3 Inspect Thermostat Thermostat Stuck Closed. 4 Inspect Raditor Cap Worn or Damaged Raditor Cap. 5 Inspect Raditor Raditor Fins Obstructed. 6 Inspect Belt Missing or Broken Water Pump Belt. 7 Inspect Heater Core Heater Core May Be Leaking Antifreeze/Coolant into The Vehicles Floor Area. 8 Inspect Intake Manifold Gasket Leaking, Worn, or Damaged Intake Manifold Gasket. 9 Inspect Cooling Fan Switch - Raditor Faulty Raditor Cooling Fan Sensor/Switch. 9 Inspect Water Pump Leaking Water Pump. 9 Inspect Raditor Fan Motor Faulty Raditor Cooling Fan Motor. 9 Inspect Relay - Raditor Cooling Fan Motor Faulty Cooling Fan Relay. 9 Inspect Fan Blade Broken, Missing, or Faulty Fan Blade(s).

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Im trying to change the antifreeze but it has only one cap on the plastic and not on the raditor would that be a prob when change


Best way to change the antifreeze is to open the petcock at the bottom of the radiator to drain the antifreeze/coolant. Once completely drained close the petcock and refill. Only other way would be to get a flush kit which involves cutting a heater hose, inserting a T and running a garden hose through the system with the radiator open at the bottom through the petcock while the motor is running.
Hope this answers your question. Good luck!
Greg

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Antifreeze leak at lower raditor housing? antifreeze dripping down oilpan by dipstick tube and aircondition compressor only when hot.


you may have a water pump that is starting to fail. Look for the water pump that's driven by the fan belt. look at the housing of the water pump there is a relief hole that they drill in the casting and when the pump begins to fail it will drip out this hole. If that's where your leak is, it's time to change the pump.
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Jul 29, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

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I want to change the antrfreeze in the raditor.


Not only the cap, but you have to find the drain. They are usually put in the most difficult places. After ten years consider having your system flushed, it'll be good for your radiator. Take the car to a jiffy-lube type place and they will change your oil for you too. The Taurus is a good car, treat it right and it will give you good service.

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Raditor draining


If you can't find it or if its stuck (they often are, remove the lower hose. it's faster and easier. (don't do this hot...unless you like really hot antifreeze baths) It helps to leave the radiator cap on till you get the hose off. the antifreeze comes out with a bit less force.
Good luck!!

Mar 25, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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