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Have 2002 Ford Escape, Where's the Radiator Cap??

Have 2002 Ford Escape, car is overheating or have radiator leak....wanted to add some coolant and alum-a-seal but can't find radiator cap?? Only found the cap for the reserve.....can I put the alum-a-seal in that--doesn't seem right?? Never had a need to look under the hood--always got the car serviced and bought car used almost 5 years ago.

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This is where you fluid goes. If I were you, I would stay away from those sealants. But yes you can put the sealant in the reserve, but it;s best if you drain half the water out, pour in coolant and then re-fill. This gives it a better chance to flow throughout the system. Sometimes these sealants can cause more harm than good in the long run.

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Hello. YES you add it to the reservoir. I do NOT recommend that you use the alum-a-seal for anything other than a fix to get you to a shop. The radiator MUST be fixed properly or you risk cracking a head, or worse from the over-heating that will certainly follow if you do not get the radiator repared properly, or replaced.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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