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HOW TO FILL COOLING SYSTEM

I REPLACED A LEAKING HOSE AND WANT TO REFILL SYSTEM WITH COOLANT BUT SEE NO FILLER CAP.

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It's either on the top of the radiator or you will have to remove the top hose connection where it enters the radiator and slowly fill through that opening with a funnel and hose or tube until it begins to overflow, replace the hose, then fill the overflow reservoir and keep an eye on it's level for several days.

I haven't seen one without a filler cap before but I've heard comments about them being eliminated or difficult to locate on newer models.

The one on my Nissan Frontier is only about a big around as a quarter...

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