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How to Check Coolant 09-14 Ford F-150

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  1. step : Checking the Coolant (1:00)
    • Wait for the engine to cool
    • Check the coolant level cold fill range
    • Twist the coolant reservoir cap off counterclockwise to refill

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

Hey, everyone. Sue here at 1A Auto and today I'm going to show you how to check your coolant level on a 20112 F-150 EcoBoost. You need any parts for your car, click on the link below and head on over to

To open a hood on your 2011 Ford F-150, the hood release is down here on the driver's side by the left foot, underneath the e-brake pedal. Pull on that. You lift it up ‘til it hits the actual safety lock. The safety lock on this F-150 is directly below the symbol on the bottom bumper side, not the grille side. You'll have a lever right there. You're going to put it towards the driver's side and lift up.

Here we have the radiator overflow tank, which on this vehicle there is no radiator cap. This is the only fill for it. It is under pressure. Note 16 pounds of pressure when this vehicle is hot. Do not open this cap. Best time to check your coolant is after the vehicle set for several hours. You take the cap right off. There should be no pressure. And that's where you would add your fluid, your coolant.

You can check your level without opening the cover by looking through the transparent plastic, and you'll see the level right here. It's clearly marked cold fill range. So your fluid should be in this two lines when it is cold and has been sitting for several hours.

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