To add antifreeze to the radiator reservoir, unscrew the reservoir cap, and pour the coolant in the reservoir tank until it reaches the full line. You need antifreeze, otherwise known as radiator coolant, that is one part coolant and one part water. Do not remove the reservoir cap if the engine is still hot.Continue Reading
Locate the white, translucent coolant overflow tank. Locate the markings on the tank that indicate the high and low levels. If there is no overflow tank, unscrew the reservoir cap, and look inside. If the coolant is near or below the low level, or if you cannot see the coolant's level when you look inside the tank, the tank needs to be filled.
If the coolant in the tank is dirty, replace it. Place a bucket underneath the vehicle in the spot where the reservoir tank is located. Locate the radiator plug located underneath the tank, and remove it. Allow the coolant to drain in the bucket. Replace the radiator plug, and secure it.
Unscrew and remove the reservoir cap. Pour the coolant in the tank until the coolant reaches the tank's full line. Screw the cap back on, and secure it tightly.
A bad radiator cap can cause the coolant to boil over from the reservoir or the engine to overheat. The cap is an integral piece of an engine's cooling system as it retains the coolant´s pressure.Full Answer >
To flush your coolant system, drain the coolant, add a flush solution, let the engine heat up and then cool down, drain the radiator flush solution, and replace the coolant. Remember to dispose of the old coolant in a proper manner, as it is fatal to pets.Full Answer >
Some of the reasons a Jeep heater is not working are attributed to functionality failure, including electrical failure, a clogged heater core and a low level of the coolant in the radiator. The heater is a complementary component of the radiator in a Jeep.Full Answer >
A radiator overflow tank collects the expanding coolant that is heated by the engine and recycles it back into the coolant system once it loses enough heat. The radiator overflow tank works in conjunction with the radiator cap to protect the engine and prevent coolant loss due to overflow, according to HowStuffWorks.Full Answer >