EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

How to Add Coolant: Hyundai Elantra (2001-2006)

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2005 Hyundai Elantra is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Elantra is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Hyundais, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.

Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Elantra. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Elantra for head gasket leakage

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Front Wiper Blade Change Hyundai Elantra (2001-2006)
    Replace your wiper blades

    Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • Interior Fuse Box Location: 2001-2006 Hyundai Elantra
    Replace an interior fuse

    Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • 2001-2006 Hyundai Elantra Hose Check
    Checking coolant hoses

    Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Hyundai Elantra (2001-2006)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • Brake Light Change 2001-2006 Hyundai Elantra
    Replace brake lights

    Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • 2001-2006 Hyundai Elantra: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
  • See all videos for the 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
coolant drain pans stop leak safety glasses radiator hoses fluid pumps fuel injector cleaner gloves