Do i need to add coolant to my radiator?

Asked by Gabriella Jun 16, 2020 at 04:24 PM about the 2002 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just wondering, cause my reservoir is empty so i was just gonna fill it up but
people are saying i might have to put coolant in the radiator, just wanna know
what to do?

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Just add to the reservoir when it is cold to the MAX line. Start the car and let it run and warm up. The coolant in the reservoir will be sucked into the radiator. Let it cool down and add back to the max line. I would find and fix the leak though as soon as you can or you will be continually be adding coolant. Running too low , you can overheat and be stuck on the side of the road.

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