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Wheres does the antifreez coolant/ i think i have a whole

Wheres does the antifreez coolant go and i think i have a whole in my wash tank the place where it holds the wash fuild, it says low wash and i just put wash fuild it in unless it could be a lose wire

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    yadayada May 27, 2010

    coolant doesn't go in the washer tank, ever!

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First of all I believe you mean the Windshield Washer Fluid bottle, the Antifreeze Coolant goes in the Coolant Recovery Bottle,

If the warning light does not go out there is a sensor in the bottle, the sensor could be dirty or does not work, check that for now.

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