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Thats easy to replace the line from resevoir to radiator. you can buy the hose at most part stores. most likely there are pressure clamps on each end of the hose. squeeze the clamp together with pliers to release and slide the clamps back. use te pliers to twist that hose around to loosen the hose at both ends. install the new hose the same way,just be sure to get those clamps back where they should be. hope this helps!!!

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Hello. I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, 3.2, V-6 which is leaking antifreeze. I'm female, but haven't fallen off the turnip truck yesterday. Asked my guy friends, so have an idea what the problem might be,...


There is no radiator cap. The over flow tank is part of the cooling system and feeds coolant directly into it (and/or circulates coolant through it). Unlike a true overflow that will just catch any excessive coolant and store it until the radiator cools down and sucks it back in.

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Radiator is leaking, on the drivers side of car. 2002 Chevy Avalanche, 4 wheel drive trcuk. One owner, 106000 miles on it.


Removal & Installation To Remove:
WARNING
To avoid being burned, do not remove the radiator cap or surge tank cap while the engine is on or is still hot. The cooling system will release scalding fluid and steam under pressure if radiator cap or surge tank cap is removed while the engine and radiator are still hot.
CAUTION
If the vehicle's coolant is low, drained out, or has repeatedly needed coolant or water added to the system, then the system should be completely flushed.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Inlet hose from the radiator
    • Radiator outlet hose from the radiator
    • Lower fan shroud
    • Surge tank hose
    • Vent inlet hose from the radiator
    • Surge tank hose
    • Engine oil cooler lines from the radiator
    • Transmission oil cooler lines from the radiator Remove the radiator chevy_sub25_02-04_rad_rem.gif

    • Radiator bolts
    • Radiator from the vehicle
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Radiator to the vehicle
    • Radiator bolts and tighten the bolts, Torque to: 18 ft-lbs (25 Nm)
    • Engine oil cooler lines to the radiator
    • Transmission oil cooler lines to the radiator
    • Radiator vent inlet hose to the radiator
    • Lower fan shroud
    • Outlet hose to the radiator
    • Inlet hose to the radiator
  2. Fill the cooling system.
  3. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs.
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Jul 21, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

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How much coolant do I need in the tank. I can't see the cool or hot marks/lines on the tank and my hot coolant warning light is on and the cvar is pegged at the high temp mark


When in doubt make sure it is at least halfway filled. The tank is only there to allow for expansion, 90% of the coolant is in the engine block and the radiator, so overfilling the tank leaves no space for expanding liquid and you end up with a burst hose. Problems with overheating are because of low coolant, inoperative fans(temp will come down while driving at speed) Faulty pump : it'll overheat quickly and stay hot even while driving. Clogged radiator : same as a faulty pump. Stuck thermostat : engine will be boiling while the radiator is relatively cool.
To clean out the tank use a bottle brush.

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What is the coolent reserve tank for???? IF broke does it need to be fixed immedatley? Mine is busted and I was wondering if my car is going to overheat now. THANKS


The coolant reserve tank is a medium for the radiator to breathe. Water passes from the radiator to the coolant reserve tank and fort.

The car might not necessarily over-heat if the coolant reserve tank is broken, but it is advisable that you replace it to enable it serve its purpose within the operations of the car engine.

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  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  11. If equipped, remove the splash panel below the radiator outlet hose. Detach the lower hose from the radiator.
  12. If equipped, disconnect and plug the lower oil cooler line.
  13. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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  1. Lower the radiator into position.
  2. Install the mounting clamps and bolts, including those associated with air conditioning parts.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. If equipped, attach the automatic transaxle cooler lines.
  5. Connect the lower hose(s) and attach the splash shield if equipped.
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