I have the tank installed. I'm not sure were the two hoses go? I know one hose connects from the radiator to the overflow tank but witch connection? When I got all the parts it was the tank two hoses a couple squeese clamps and a frame bolt. All parts are oem to make things smoother. The two connections on the tank are located at the top where the cap is and at the bottom of the tank. I know this is something simple but I don't turn wrenches for a living, I swing a hammer.
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Good observation. Not too many people would spot that.
When the engine is hot, the coolant is hot and expands. At the filler cap for the radiator, there will be a hose that goes to the overflow tank. As the coolant fluid expands, it flows through thie tube into the overflow tank.
When the engine is turned off, as it cools, the volume of coolant in the engine and radiator contracts, and is supposed to suck fluid back from the overflow tank. I'm suspicious that something is preventing this from happening so the vacuum in the engine coolant system is collapsing the hose.
WHAT TO DO?
- Check the radiator cap. Make sure it is functioning correctly. Make sure that it is correctly installed and screwed all the way on.
- Check the coolant overflow hose. Make sure it is not plugged.
Odds are that you will find the problem quite quickly.
Check this procedure for Sebring Coupe and Avenger (see Figure 1 - click for zoom)... The
radiator is the corrugated fin, downflow type, and is cooled by electric
radiator fans. Service the cooling system with high quality ethylene
glycol or other aluminum compatible antifreeze coolant.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Loosen the radiator drain plug and, using a large capacity container, drain the cooling system.
Remove the radiator cap.
If necessary for clearance, remove the bracket and plastic branch tube running from the air cleaner.
Disconnect the overflow tube and remove the coolant reserve tank.
Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
It is recommended that each clamp be matchmarked to the hose. Observe
the marks and reinstall the clamps in exactly the same position when
reinstalling the radiator.
Label and disengage the wiring to the thermosensors and the electric fan assemblies.
For vehicles with automatic transaxles, disconnect the oil cooler
lines at the radiator. Plug the transaxle ports and the hose ends to
contain the fluid and prevent contamination.
Remove the lower radiator hose.
Remove the bolts holding the upper mounting brackets to the
support member. Remove the radiator, with the cooling fans as an
Fig. 1: Typical cooling system assembly-Sebring coupe and Avenger
If the fan and shroud assemblies were removed with the radiator,
they must be reinstalled before installing the radiator. The mounting
bolts for the fans should be tightened to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm). If the
thermosensors were removed, they should be reinstalled and tightened to
10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
Reinstall the radiator, making certain all the mounts and bushings
are correctly positioned. Tighten the mounting bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14
Nm). Double check the drain plug to make sure it is closed.
Connect the oil cooler lines and attach the brackets.
Connect the wiring to the electrical components, making sure each is correctly located and securely fastened.
Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses and the overflow hose. Install the coolant reserve tank.
Install the branch tube and its bracket.
Fill the system with coolant.
Connect the negative battery cable, run the vehicle until the
thermostat opens, fill the radiator completely and check the automatic
transaxle fluid level, if equipped.
Allow the engine to warm up fully and check that the fans cycle on
and off correctly. Watch the coolant level carefully in the overflow
Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.
NOTE: Refer to following illustrations. Drain the cooling system by removing the radiator cap (8100) and attaching a 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) inside diameter hose to the draincock nipple, located at the lower rear corner of the radiator tank. Then, open the radiator draincock (8115) and allow the coolant to flow through the hose into a suitable container.
Loosen hose clamps at throttle body and engine air cleaner assembly. Remove air cleaner outlet tube and position aside.
Remove radiator overflow hose from the radiator, disconnect two hose locators at top of radiator and position hose aside.
Remove two fans shroud bolts. Lift the fan shroud out of the lower retaining clips and position it on the fan blade.
Position upper and lower radiator hose clamps, remove hose from radiator and position it on the fan blade.
Disconnect the two transmission cooling lines from the oil cooler fittings on the radiator, install protective caps over lines and position aside.
Remove two upper radiator bolts.
Tilt the radiator back (rearward) approximately 25 mm (one inch) and lift directly upward, clear of the radiator support bracket and the fan blade.
Position the radiator into engine compartments, make sure that mountings on both tanks are inserted into radiator support brackets. Install radiator retaining bolts. Tighten to 6-8 - (54-70 lb-in).
Remove protective caps from cooler lines. Connect the two transmission cooling lines at the oil cooler fittings on radiator. Tighten to 16-24 - (12-17 lb-ft).
Install upper radiator hose and position hose clamp. Tighten to 3 - (26 lb-in).
Install lower radiator hose and position hose clamp. Tighten to 3 - (26 lb-in).
Position fan shroud in lower retaining clips and install upper bolts. Torque to 6-8 - (54-70 lb-in).
Position radiator overflow hose, connect to radiator and locators.
Position air cleaner outlet tube to throttle body and air cleaner assembly. Tighten to 2-3 - (18-27 lb-in).
Fill the cooling system; refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.