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How to Replace Radiator Overflow Bottle 2000 - 2007 Ford Focus

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Created on: 2014-02-03

If the coolant reservoir needs to be removed and replaced, this video will show what steps are needed to replace it

  1. step 1 :Removing the Coolant Overflow Bottle
    • Remove the 11mm bolt from the overflow bottle
    • Push the overflow bottle hose clamp teeth together with locking pliers
    • Slide the hose clamps down
    • Pry the hoses off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push the teeth together on the large hose clamp
    • Slide the hose clamp back
    • Twist the hose off halfway
    • Lock the pliers onto the clip
    • Remove the hose
    • Remove the overflow bottle
  2. step 2 :Installing the Coolant Overflow Bottle
    • Insert the overflow bottle
    • Place the overflow bottle hose into place
    • Remove the locking pliers from the clamp
    • Slide the hose clamp up
    • Place the hoses onto the overflow bottle
    • Slide the hose clamps up
    • Push the overflow bottle onto the clip
    • Insert the 11mm bolt
    • Refill the overflow bottle

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    Flat Blade Screwdriver



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In this video, we are going to show you how to replace the coolant overflow bottle on this 2005 Ford Focus. The items you will need for this is a new coolant overflow bottle from 1AAuto.com, an 11mm socket and ratchet with an extension, pliers, locking pliers, a flat blade screwdriver, and a clean bottle or new coolant.

You want to start off by removing this 11mm bolt using your socket and ratchet with an extension. Now, using pliers, push the hose clamp teeth together and slide the clamp down. Then pull both those hoses free, and you can use a flat blade screwdriver to help pry those hoses off. Now, using your flat blade screwdriver, pry out the clip on the back of the overflow bottle. Now, using your pliers, push the teeth together on the large hose clamp and slide it back. Then twist the hose off about halfway. Then clip on your locking pliers and move the hose off the rest of the way.

Then take your new coolant overflow bottle, push the large hose back in to place, remove the locking pliers, and slide that hose clamp back up. If it locked together, unlock it. Then push those other two hoses into place and slide those hose clamps back up. Now push the bottle back onto that clip. Replace that 11mm bolt, and you want to twist it in by hand first and then just tighten it up. Refill the coolant bottle with fresh fluid and run the vehicle. Just check your fluid a couple of times as you drive it.

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