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How do i add coolant to a 1996 saturn sl1

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how do i add coolant to a 1996 saturn sl1
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Ken replied 8 years ago.
HI and thanks for your question! On the left side you will see the coolant reserver. Make sure the motor is not hot before you remove the reserver cap! Unscrew the cap a add dexcool or water to the bottle. Fill the bottle to the plastic seam. Ken Object Number: 872298  Size: SH
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
does the radiator fill up this way
Expert:  Ken replied 8 years ago.
Yes, if the motor is cold you may have to run the motor to burb the system. Dont let it get to hot that it over heats. Once you get the coolant in put the cap on and run the motor for a while. You may have to let it cool if you need to add more. Check it in the AM after you get it full today. Ken
Expert:  Ken replied 8 years ago.
Important: The vehicle must be level when filling with coolant.


3.4. Fill the system to the FULL COLD range with a 50/50 solution of Dex-CoolTM antifreeze and clean water.

Capacity (with heater): 6.75 L (7 qt).

3.5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
3.6. Run the engine until the upper radiator hose is hot, then add additional coolant, if needed, to bring the level to the FULL COLD range.
3.7. Install the cap.
Expert:  Ken replied 8 years ago.
Does that help? Ken