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Old 06-17-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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jeep yj coolant reservoir removal

I simply wanted to remove the coolant reservoir because it has accumulated a lot of dirt inside and out... But what I thought was an easy job looks to be harder than I expected... There are metal brake lines that cover "1" of the screws that holds the plastic coolant reservoir in place... It looks impossible to remove the screw without bending the metal brake lines or removing them... Therefore, I can't remove the coolant reservoir... Any simple tips or instructions on how to remove the coolant reservoir on a 1994 Jeep YJ????

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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I had mine off a few months ago. The brake lines were just out the way that I was able to get to the screws.
If you're not comfortable with bending or moving the brake lines a little, use a wet/dry vac to get any coolant out. Fill reservoir with hot water and repeat the vac. Might try it a few times and see if that helps. Maybe duct tape a toothbrush to a dowel rod or something like that and try scrubbing it.

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I had mine off a few months ago. The brake lines were just out the way that I was able to get to the screws.
If you're not comfortable with bending or moving the brake lines a little, use a wet/dry vac to get any coolant out. Fill reservoir with hot water and repeat the vac. Might try it a few times and see if that helps. Maybe duct tape a toothbrush to a dowel rod or something like that and try scrubbing it.
Thanks for sharing, CHL! Yeah, I would hate to damage the brake lines for a simple detailing job... I like your method and will apply it! Your input is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:11 AM   #4
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You're welcome James, I hope it helps some.

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