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How to Check and Fill Engine Coolant 07-11 Honda CR-V

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  1. step : Opening the Hood (0:15)
    • Pull the hood release latch
    • Release the safety latch
    • Open the hood
    • Insert the prop rod
  2. step : Adding Coolant (0:37)
    • Locate the radiator fill cap
    • Twist to the right and pull up
    • Add coolant until completely full
  3. step : Checking the Coolant Level (1:04)
    • Locate the coolant reservoir
    • Check that the level is between the "Min" and "Max" lines
    • Add fluid as necessary
  4. step : Closing the Hood (1:57)
    • Remove the prop rod
    • Secure it in its resting clip
    • Close the hood and lock it in place

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We're gonna release the hood right by this foot rest. Grab the lever right there and pull it out. Now we're gonna pull open the hood. The release is right here. Just push that up. Release the hood and you can grab the prop rod right here. Pull it up and stick it right there.

Here's your coolant right here. This is where you add it to the radiator if you did any kind of repairs or had a major leak. You want to make sure that you do not take this cap off when the vehicle is hot.

To take the cap off, you're gonna twist it to the left. And then you pull out. That's where you add it. But on regular basis, you want to check it at the reservoir over here. As you can see, this level - this is the indicator for the minimum. And this is the indicator for the maximum right there. So, you're gonna want to check that right there. Sometimes it might be easier if you take a flashlight and you hold it up to the bottle, then you can see where the level is and you can adjust the level accordingly.

To open this, you're gonna twist this to the left to pull the cap off. Pull this hose out. Add your fluid. And once you're up to where you need to be then you can put the cap back on. Make sure that hose goes in, and just snug it up.

To close the hood we're gonna pull the prop rod out. Put it back in its holder and drop the hood.

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