View Full Version : coolant reservoir line disconnected (little help please?)

09-28-10, 08:49 PM
One of the lines has come loose from the coolant reservoir on my 88. The line that connects to the top of the radiator (overflow line i think) is still connected but the other line (purge) is hanging loose and i cant find where it is supposed to be connected so that i can fix this. If anyone knows where the purge line is connected i'd really appreciate a hint. Thanks

09-28-10, 09:11 PM
It's suppose to hang loose, its an overflow line.

09-29-10, 12:14 AM
^^^what he said

09-29-10, 07:53 AM
yeah, the purpose of this line is to spew out any excess coolant

10-01-10, 10:54 AM
thanks all, seems obvious in retrospect but i wanted to be sure.

10-01-10, 11:15 AM
hey, no worries. I had the same thought when I first got my '87 caddy. I was like "hmmm...this line isn't hooked up to anything. It probably should be hooked up to something" and searched all over for the answer...couldn't find it...then I asked my mechanic about it while getting inspected and he told me.

So now you know :)

10-05-10, 11:05 AM
How much coolant should come from this line? There seems to be more than normal which is what initially led me to investigate the overflow.

10-05-10, 01:05 PM
shouldn't have any coming from it unless you overfill your coolant or have some kind of pressure built up or something...I think?

10-05-10, 08:59 PM
Does the car run decent

10-26-10, 03:10 PM
The car runs fine right now. I found out that there was a leak where the hose from the engine connects to the radiator at the bottom. It drips in the same place that the overflow would.