Is there a leak from your Ford Focus coolant reservoir? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the coolant reservoir of your Ford Focus.
- Coolant leak from the overflow reservoir
What you will need
- Ford Focus Overflow Reservoir
- Flathead screwdriver
- Container to collect coolant
- Channel Lock Pliers
- 50/50 engine coolant – 1 Gal
- Allow the engine to cool down.
- Drain the engine coolant until the overflow tank is empty. The drain plug is on the lower right corner of the radiator (driver side). If your coolant reservoir is empty already, skip this step.
- Use channel lock pliers to disconnect the hose that connects to the bottom of the overflow reservoir.
- Disconnect the return line at the top of the reservoir. You will need to press the clips and pull the line away. Use a flathead screwdriver to release the reservoir from the metal brackets. Lift the reservoir and remove it.
Install the new reservoir in reverse order.
- Reconnect both hoses.
- Snap the new reservoir in its place.
- Add 50/50 engine coolant,
- Reinstall the cap.
It is recommended to replace the coolant reservoir cap while you replace the coolant tank. That’s it. Replacing the coolant overflow (expansion tank) on the Ford Focus is simple and takes about 30 minutes.
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We hope you find the Ford Focus Coolant Reservoir Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Ford Focus.