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Can I add coolant directly to the radiator? I can't find such a cap -- I can only see the overflow reservoir and cap. I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 05, 2010

    some cars don't have them :o(

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I would add coolant to the overflow reservoir. There is not radiator cap on the radiator itself.

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are you confused?
does the operators manual show 2 tanks.???marked AF, antifreeze?
is one, washer fluid.?
it look it up in the FSM but no engine stated.
http://www.amazon.com/2002-2007-Radiator-Overflow-Reservoir-Mopar/dp/B00E8PPE4A

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http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=612242&ukey_make=1064&ukey_model=15531&modelYear=2004&ukey_driveLine=7453&ukey_trimLevel=18498&searchString=tank



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