1995 olsmobile stationwagon

Tiny
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I think that my water reserve tank is clogged how can I fix that?
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 6:10 PM

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Tiny
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If you have a hose that goes from the overflow bottle to radiator, take it loose from radiator, aim into container, reservoir cap removed, does it run out? If so it isn't clogged. You might take the reservoir out and clean it? As the engine warms up, the coolant level should rise in reservoir.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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It is in the reservoir because no water is coming out of it at all. My car ran hot yesterday and my water tank was still full. How do I clean it out?
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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I don't think the reservoir is causing your overheating issue? Is the radiator itself, full of coolant? If you have a radiator cap, remove it, on a cool engine. Is the radiator full?

If you want to remove reservoir, fine, Find mounting screws/bolts remove, remove reservoir from engine compartment. I'll see if I can find a picture? Do you have a boyfriend or husband, that can help you? As far as removing bolt/screw, you have to use your own initiative. I can't see it from here.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Thank you please try to find me a picture. The overheating issue did not occur til we saw that the water was not getting to the radiator and yes I have a husband but he is outta town for work but I was raised to do things myself and not depend on others
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:25 PM
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Can you remove a radiator cap on a cold engine? Is the radiator full?
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Yes I can but the water level in the radiator goes down because no water is coming from the reservior at all I am trying to find out about unclogging it.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:36 PM
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Sorry, I haven't found a picture.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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The hose from the reservoir to radiator, take it loose, aim it down, does coolant flow. If it does, the reservoir isn't clogged. Can you blow air through the reservoir hose into the reservoir? It's best not to get antifreeze in your mouth, maybe you use an airpump of some kind?

In order to remove reservoir, to clean it out, I'd have to look at it. I have no picture.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Replace radiator cap, just in case. It doesn't cost much.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 AT 8:56 PM
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It is possible that a leak in the cooling system could have an effect on the siphon from the reservoir.
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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 4:31 PM

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