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How to Check Coolant Fluid 08-14 Cadillac CTS

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  1. step : Accessing the Coolant Reservoir (0:16)
    • Pull the hood release latch
    • Release the safely latch
    • Locate the coolant reservoir
    • Make sure the engine is cold
  2. step : Checking the Coolant Level (0:34)
    • With caution, loosen the reservoir cap and take it off
    • Check the fluid level
    • Top off with the correct type of coolant if necessary
  3. step : Finishing up (1:36)
    • Tighten the reservoir cap
    • Close the hood

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

Open the hood, pull the release. It's down here underneath. Release the secondary and the safety latch. It's over here. Squeeze it up. It's got hood struts.

Check the coolant. Just want to make sure the car is cool. You don't want to open this when it's hot, because you will have coolant spray out. It's under pressure when it's heated. It's just like a boiling pot of water. You got to be careful with it. So it feels nice and cool. I'm still going to be careful though, and just put a rag over it, and loosen it.

So the bottle's not clear. You have to kind of look inside, and the coolant level, it says full cold. It would be right about here. It looks to be full. So you'd add some coolant, if you needed to, the appropriate coolant to that level, and then when you're done filling it, we'll just tighten the cap back up, and you're all set.

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