Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby Voltsmith [OP] » December 22nd 2016, 5:01am

How do I remove the coolant reservoir tank without spilling coolant anywhere. Which tubes do i tie off. Which order do i take stuff off to not cause a mess. I can only work on my car at work and I can't spill anything anywhere. Im losing a little coolant and have a non visible marker on the tank so wanna clean it or replace it.
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby chevymaher » December 22nd 2016, 5:15am

Just unhook the little hose from the radiator. Take it out. Just try to keep it upward there is a overflow vent on it .
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby Voltsmith [OP] » December 22nd 2016, 5:43am

Youre the best.
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby WoodButcher » December 25th 2016, 2:52pm

Your profile says 1998 so the coolant reservoir/ window washer tanks are held in place w/ plastic pushpins. I use a stiff putty knife to work the center part of the pin up till I can get a screwdriver underneath so it comes up to the stop then get between the tank and the outer part of it to remove the whole thing. Don't worry if you break them they are cheap to replace. After you disconnect the hose from the radiator you can lift the whole unit but the wires for the washer pump (s) and hoses still need to be unplugged if you want to remove it entirely.
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby Voltsmith [OP] » December 26th 2016, 4:09am

Why can't everyone be as informative as you. You let it all out. I love you. Such a simple issue yet so perfect. R u a perfectionist by any chance
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby Lumpy » December 26th 2016, 2:30pm

Voltsmith wrote:Why can't everyone be as informative as you...



Maybe it has to do with you not calling him an old white racist. That, especially coming from a young white racist, won't invite many to give good advice. You might even inspire someone to give you some advice like put sugar in your power steering pump. Cuttin' our advice, just like the coke dealers do with their product.

How about drop the victim attitude. We'd probably be a lot more willing to offer free advice to someone who didn't come across like WE were the problem.

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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby WoodButcher » December 26th 2016, 3:14pm

Voltsmith wrote:Why can't everyone be as informative as you. You let it all out. I love you. Such a simple issue yet so perfect. R u a perfectionist by any chance



Not any more kiddo,
I kind of lost heart when I learned about Santa Claus and Snow White.
Don't be too critical of us old codgers, many are just jealous of your youth and possibilities you have open to you. I'd like to say I'm not old, in reality I'm 55 w/ kids and grand kids but I am closer to the end of the book than I want to be.
We tend to get pissed at kids that ignore the opportunities presented, (like school) and jealous of those that do and earn the big bucks. (like we don't!)
Text-speak in the written form many of the older generations find offensive. It presents on face value someone who is illiterate or lazy, I can't type worth a damn so it would be perfect for me but I don't think it works well to get my point across.
On the web often I see comments and discussions that become arguments because of misunderstanding or someone "reading between the lines" so I do what I can to avoid that trap and be understood.
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby MI_Ghost » December 28th 2016, 5:01pm

Dorman Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 603-105 is the aftermarket replacement if you want one that the mounting tabs are not broken (common on 2nd gen).
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby 1lowcab » December 28th 2016, 7:05pm

Dorman Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 603-105 is the aftermarket replacement


Perfect, thanks for the part number.... I need that as the tabs are broken on mine.
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Re: Remove coolant reservoir without spilling coolant.

Postby TurnNburn » December 28th 2016, 10:54pm

My tabs are broken too, I assumed incorrectly that this piece would be expensive but less then $20 bucks! Why the hell not...
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