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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2017, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Okay don't laugh but it is getting pretty cold here this year and I need to know how to check my coolant. I have a 2006 coupe. I know it says just look at the level in the overflow reservoir to see if it is at correct level. But I am just not comfortable with that and it does look a little low and is not as orange as it once was. The problem is there is some kind of filter blocking me from using a regular antifreeze tester and it is not removable. As I said don't laugh because I am just a woman after all I can't be expected to know these things.
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Why do you need to check the coolant level? Is the car running hot?

On the coolant overflow reservoir, it should give you a line to look for - and whether that line is to be read while the coolant is hot or cold. It can get a little harder as the plastic yellows, though.

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Here is a non smart guy answer. I wanted to do the same to my daughters 06 Cobalt. So i took a pair of needle nose pliers and broke off a piece of the filter you are talking about. Mine stayed in the pliers. I then took a small straight blade screwdriver and pushed a piece away. I could then check the freeze point of the coolant.
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