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Radiator fluid coming out opening just below radiator cap

When filling radiator with fluid the fluid comes out an opening just below the raditor cap. Is there suppose to be a plug there or something else.

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There is supposed to be a hose there. It goes to the overflow tank (should be a clear or semi-clear tank, maybe a half gallon in size, somewhere behind the radiator off to the side). Look for the tank, see if there's a hose attached to it, and that hose will attach to the small flange where you are seeing the coolant leaking out.

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