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Old 05-13-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Anti-freeze reservoir float stuck

Changed my anti-freeze today because I also changed the thermostat and when I refilled the reservoir tank, my dash board warning light came on and continues to blink. This tank is a junk yard replacement I got years ago, the last time I changed the thermostat so I will probably just go back to the "Pick n Pull" and get one that has a float that rattles when I shake it a little.

I think I already know the answer to this but is there any way to free the float that is stuck in my current reservoir or am I just destined for a trip to the junk yard?? Thanks.

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Old 05-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anti-freeze reservoir float stuck

Remove from car and fill with hot water and dish soap. Shake briskly until the float rattles, rinse and replace.

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anti-freeze reservoir float stuck

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Remove from car and fill with hot water and dish soap. Shake briskly until the float rattles, rinse and replace.
Ah, good deal. Thanks, as usual!

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Default Re: Anti-freeze reservoir float stuck

Full tank with the car off doesn't stay full tank for long. I end up having to top it off with an extra 2-3 quarts when I've drained everything.

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