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How to Replace Coolant Overflow Tank 94-02 Dodge RAM 1500

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How to Replace Coolant Overflow Tank 94-02 Dodge RAM 1500

Created on: 2019-09-17

Watch this video to learn how to remove and install the coolant overflow tank in a 94-02 Dodge RAM 1500.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Coolant Overflow Tank
    • Twist the radiator hose to remove it
    • Grab the top and bottom of the coolant overflow tank and gently tug to release it
  2. step 2 :Installing the Coolant Overflow Tank
    • Line up the markers on the tank and press it into place
    • Reinsert the radiator hose
    • Top off the coolant as needed and replace the tank's cap

Tools needed for replacement

  • Specialty Tools

    Coolant Funnel Set

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Hey, friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today, we're going to be working on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. I want to show you something fairly basic, removing and reinstalling a coolant overflow tank. if you need any parts, you can always check us out Thanks.

We're just going to grab this hose, give it a little twist off the radiator, just like that. Take a peek at it, make sure it doesn't look like it's all dry rotted and cracked. This one looks like it's reusable. I'm going going to grab this. Just give it a nice little jerk in the upward direction and it should want to break free. There it is. What was holding it in? You get these right here, this right here, and then this little nub. Okay? Those just slide right into here. That's where the nub goes. Then of course down here. You get this little area down along the bottom. You want to make sure that you line that up with the area on the bottom of your reservoir. There it is. Set this aside.

We've got our coolant reservoir. It's time to re-install. Got this nub right here. It's going to go right down in there. That's right here. Then your lock. Slides right in here and locks in. Trying to get it on there. There we go. Easy peasy. take your hose, fill it up.

All right, so we're going to top off our coolant reservoir. You've got your low line and your max line. Let's get it anywhere in between here and here. Check it. Maybe a little bit more. You go a little bit over the max, that's okay, but you don't want to go very much over the max because you need room for when the coolant expands when it gets warm. It needs to be able to come up in here and not come out of here. If it starts coming out of here, obviously it's going to contaminate the ground and it's going to cause issues. That looks great down the road you go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Specialty Tools

  • Coolant Funnel Set

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