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Coolant reservoir

Its not the end of the world as we know it.
You could probably take the tank off and clean it out and go on.
The only down side is the solvent will dilute the coolant, but not that much.

Feb 19, 2014 | Suzuki Forenza Cars & Trucks

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Where is the reservoir for the rear window washer for 1996 golf 3

the front and rear washer use the same reservoir and the same pump. Volkswagen reverses the polarity to spin the pump in opposite directions depending on whether you want the front or the rear to spray.

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Nov 30, 2012 | 1996 Volkswagen Golf

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I have a 98 golf Gl 2.0liter. It idles rough, constantly hunting, missfiring, and stalling. I have replaced cap rotor wires plugs, and timing belt. would like vacuum schematics. Especially a white air...

I know this is more of a band-aid than an actual fix, but when you fill up your gas tank try putting some Iso-Heat in with it. This seems to help when mine idles rough.

May 23, 2012 | 1998 Volkswagen Golf

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Where do I put the coolant in my 1997 Volkswagen Jetta?

It doesn't go in the radiator. It goes in the round clear coolant reservoir. Open hood and it should be on driver's side near windshield. It's smaller than a basketball, and bigger than a softball. White (yellowed) plastic with a round black cap.

Nov 07, 2011 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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I just wanted to know where to pour the antifreeze in a 1196 toyota camry. I know I should pour it in the radiator or something but I'm not sure where that is?

Hi, coolant goes into the reservoir pictured below. There is a different reservoir for the windshield washer fluid. There is also a much smaller reservoir for the brake fulid. That one is in the right rear of the engine compartment, just in front of the driver. Be careful not to put coolant in the brake or washer fluid reservoir. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Mar 01, 2011 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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AmberjugsCan I put brake oil in my VW Golf or does a specialists have to do this?

You can easily put in brake fluid yourself. Just make sure you use DOT4 brake fluid (Castrol, etc..) To top up your fluid locate master cylinder (drivers side, white plastic reservoir just in front of driver) remove cap and top up to "full" level (marked on side of reservoir)

Feb 21, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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Long story short, My husband accidentally put windshield washer fluid in the coolant reservoir of my car. I didnt realize this for about a week when I was completely out of washer fluid. Any damage to the...

Hello: Recommend flush. You don't know what chemicals are in easier fluid so it will be lots cheaper to flush than replace water pump, radiator, heater core etc.

Jan 22, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Mercury villager 1994 washer pump not working

the pump motor likely is bad. get a used washer fluid reservoir at a pick n pull yourself or at page with * is lowest cost.

Pump and Reservoir, Windshield Washer Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the RH wheel (1007).
  4. Remove the RH front fender splash shield (16103). Refer to Section 01-02 for the removal procedure.
  5. Remove the windshield washer reservoir top bolt.

  6. Disconnect the windshield washer reservoir fluid level sensor electrical connector.
  7. Disconnect the rear window washer pump electrical connector from the rear window washer pump.
  8. Disconnect the windshield washer pump electrical connector from the windshield washer pump (17664).
  9. Place a suitable drain pan under the windshield washer reservoir (17618) and drain the washer fluid.
  10. NOTE: The rear window washer hose end is color-coded, matching the connector on the rear window washer pump. Match the colors to ensure proper installation.

    Disconnect the washer hoses from the windshield washer pump and the rear window washer pump on the windshield washer reservoir.

  11. Loosen the two windshield washer reservoir side bolts.
  12. Remove the windshield washer reservoir by sliding it out of the side slots.
  13. Remove the windshield washer pump.

To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the lug nuts (1012) to 98-118 Nm (72-87 lb-ft).

Sep 09, 2009 | 1994 Mercury Villager

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Where do I add coolant on a 1996 VW Golf?

It's actually on the Driver side towards the firewall/windshield. The reservoir looks like a globe. Make sure your engine is cool and remove cap, fill to recommended level (see the lines on the outside of the sphere, should be about half-way).

Aug 17, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Golf

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