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Radiator cap/problems We have a 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T We have a leak in the radiator some where, problem is, we don't know where. I tried looking under the car to find the puddle, but I didn't find one. Also checked the oil to make sure that coolant wasn't somehow making it into the oil. When I finally went and got some stop leak to try and temporarily fix the issue (we're having to fill the radiator every day, some times twice a day now) and looked for the radiator cap, it didn't seem to exist. I looked all over the radiator, at least as far as I could, and can't seem to locate it. What I did find was two fixtures on the top left and right of the radiator, one of which is attached and seems to have a hose running out to either the overflow tank, or some where else. The other has an open pool of coolant in it, and no fixture/cap, if that makes any sense. Basically I'm trying to figure out A: where the radiator cap is, and B: if the radiator is missing a fixture or hose on it. PLEASE help. I'm stumped here and I'm starting to fear that the car is going to stage a revolt and die on me.

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I had a leak in my radiator tank, it meant i had to replace the whole thing as the tank is just a moulded plastic tack on.

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Try to look under the carpet driver&passenger side,if is dry heater core is ok.radiator cap you dont have one but you have acoolant reservior where you fill up the coolant its on right side big plastic with a cap its screw thing to do is preasurize your cooling system

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Doo a pressure test ,you might se the leak ,if not then you might have an internal leak,if you start to drive and see lots of white smoke its likely you have an internal leak.

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