» » » How to Replace an Expansion Tank

Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace an Expansion Tank

Select Vehicle
Advertisement
Advertisement
Tools
  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver
Difficulty

Moderate

Edit Guide

Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
With the engine off and cold, open the hood and locate the vehicle's radiator.
2
Follow the overflow hose to locate the expansion tank.
53290
3
Inspect the expansion tank for leaks.
4
Remove the radiator over flow hose and drain any remaining fluid in the expansion tank.
5
Remove the expansion tank mounting bolts. Remove the expansion tank.
53291
53292
6
Install a new expansion tank.
7
Install the over flow hose from the radiator to the expansion tank.
8
Fill the radiator and expansion tank to the specified level with the recommended coolant.
53293
9
Inspect the expansion tank for leaks.
10
Start the vehicle and inspect for any leaks to verify the repairs.

Car Problems?

Find a Shop

near you!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Help improve this guide!  Edit
Did you find this guide helpful? 
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement
 

Guide Contributors

  • my_ynoh at AutoMD.com
  • Help improve this guide and be a top contributor!
 
Advertisement

Car Problems?

Find a Shop

near you!