Coolant Level Check on a 2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)

Toyota Tacoma Model Years - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Coolant reservoir location to see if your coolant level is low

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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

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Video Description

Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2004 Toyota Tacoma is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 3.4 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant / antifreeze circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Tacoma is located and how to check the coolant / antifreeze level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Toyotas, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your Tacoma.

Always wear safety goggles when working on your Tacoma. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Tacoma for head gasket leakage.

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