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Where do I put the coolant in the engine?

My message light came on that I was low on coolant. there are color codes for all the other fluids except for the coolant. where do I put the coolant in the engine?

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Open all containers up and look into each one. a residue of the past fluids will show. green should be the color or possilbly yellow. also a 3/8" rubber hose or larger will be present on the bottom of the reservoir connecting to the radiator as well

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