Checking radiator level

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Asked by Jan 03, 2016 at 01:43 AM about the 2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drove 3000+ miles, on last 56 miles, temp outside dropped to -5,  heater was
not blowing hot. Car acted like it was going to die.  Kept running, how do I check
radiator fluid. Overflow is empty, how do I add coolant, what level?

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keep adding fluid till full..get all the air out..yep you need water for that heater...and hope you didnt cook the engine any

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Add it to the overflow and run the car till warm, the coolant will get sucked into the radiator. Recheck the level for a couple days/drives to make sure it stays over the minimum line in the reservoir. If it keeps going down, you have a leak. Replace the part that is leaking.

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