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It was a slight accident of Not Payin` attention to detail... I accidently put the De-Icer windshield fluid that is good for -25*F into the coolant tank of the antifreeze. When i realized what happened, a 1/2 gallon was put in there. ****! Will this harm my engine in any way - 1999 jeep grand cherokee limited ??

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I'd remove it for the sole reason of corrosion.Anti corrosion fluid is meant to be in there and you have an alchohol based product.Go for the save bet and change it.
It wont hurt in the short term
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