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You have to disconect the hose from the reservoir and open the cap i use a baby bottle cleaner to clean it out

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Loses water from resevoir but not from radiator


So the level keeps dropping in the reservoir? If you have to keep adding coolant to the reservoir, the system is leaking or losing coolant somewhere. Have the system pressure tested to find the leak. Is the reservoir itself leaking? When the level gets low enough, first the reservoir will go dry, then the radiator level will start to drop.
Here's how the reservoir works: coolant is under pressure from the radiator cap seal. As coolant heats up from hot engine, it expands, and pressure forces the radiator cap seal up, coolant is forced into the reservoir-remember the hot mark on the reservoir? When car is shut off, coolant contracts, creating a vacuum in top of radiator. This vacuum works to suction coolant back from reservoir into the radiator, keeping the radiator topped up, and coolant should now be at the lower cold mark on the reservoir. It is a closed, sealed system. The only loss of coolant will be a very small amount of evaporation from the reservoir. If coolant level keeps dropping, there is a leak somewhere.

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To Remove:
  1. Remove the PCM.
  2. Remove the coolant reservoir.
  3. Remove the rear coolant recovery reservoir mounting stud.
  4. Disconnect the cooling tube from the blower motor.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the blower motor.
  6. Remove the blower motor mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the blower motor insulating cover.
  8. Remove the blower motor.
To Install:
  1. Install the blower motor.
  2. Install the blower motor mounting bolts.
  3. Connect the electrical connector to the blower motor.
  4. Connect the cooling tube to the blower motor.
  5. Install the rear coolant recovery reservoir mounting stud.
  6. Install the coolant reservoir.
  7. Install the PCM.
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To Remove:
  1. Remove the PCM.
  2. Remove the coolant reservoir.
  3. Remove the rear coolant recovery reservoir mounting stud.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the blower motor.
  5. Move the PCM connectors out of the way.
  6. Remove the blower motor access cover screws. CAUTION
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  7. Cut through the access cover on the cut line using a sharp utility knife.
  8. Disconnect the cooling tube from the blower motor.
  9. Remove the blower motor mounting bolts.
  10. Remove the blower motor.
To Install:
  1. Install the blower motor.
  2. Install the blower motor mounting bolts.
  3. Connect the cooling tube to the blower motor.
  4. Install the blower motor access cover.
  5. Install the blower motor access cover retaining screws.
  6. Using black weather-strip adhesive, seal the cut line.
  7. Connect the blower motor electrical connector.
  8. Reposition the PCM connectors.
  9. Install the rear coolant recovery reservoir mounting stud.
  10. Install the coolant reservoir.
  11. Install the PCM.
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How to change the radiator


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Trapped air in the cooling system must be removed. A pressurized radiator coolant recovery reservoir system is used which continuously separates the air from the cooling system.
  • When the water thermostat is open, coolant flows through the small hose from the top of the radiator outlet tank to the radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
  • The radiator coolant recovery reservoir separates any trapped air from the coolant and replenishes the system through its radiator coolant recovery hose to the water thermostat housing.
  • The radiator coolant recovery reservoir serves as the location for:
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  • The radiator coolant recovery reservoir is designed to have approximately 0.5-1 liter (0.53-1.06 quarts) of air when cold to allow for coolant expansion.

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