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How to Check and Fill Coolant 05-16 Toyota RAV4

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How to Check and Fill Coolant 05-16 Toyota RAV4

Created on: 2019-08-29

Learn how to check the coolant level and refill it yourself with tips from our experts in this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Checking the Coolant
    • Wait for the engine to cool
    • Twist the coolant reservoir cap off counterclockwise
    • Check the coolant level is between the High and Low marks, using a flashlight if necessary
    • Add the manufacturer's recommended coolant as necessary, found in the owner's manual
    • Twist the coolant reservoir cap on clockwise

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to check the coolant level on this 2010 Toyota RAV4. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

When you're under the hood, over on the passenger side, the coolant reservoir is located right here. Now, you want to check this while the engine is cold. You don't want to check this when it's hot and definitely don't want to take the cap off while it's hot, but there's a level right here. That line right there is the low level. So, if it's underneath that line, you're going to want to add the appropriate coolant. You can check your owner's manual to get the appropriate coolant, and you want to fill it up to where the full line is right there. Just take the cap off. Like I said, don't do it when it's hot. Add the coolant, put the cap back on. And you're good to go.

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