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Old 12 Apr 2015, 04:46 pm
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Can anyone help me on how to change out my recovery tank on my 01'?
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Old 12 Apr 2015, 05:22 pm
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According to the Haynes/Chilton manual, there's really only one bolt that holds it onto the firewall behind the engine. You have the line on the left that runs forward towards the plastic tube that holds the thermostat and the line on the right that runs down towards the ground for the overflow.

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Old 12 Apr 2015, 07:00 pm
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I did my 06 last month, it's pretty much the same as in the pic above...
But there are 2 bolts/nuts...#4 & #5 hold on the tank. #4 you can use a socket wrench & #5 is a pain to get to, I found it easier with a crescent wrench. All in all it takes about 20 min. I had to unplug the MAP Sensor to remove the tank & slip the new one in.

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Old 12 Apr 2015, 07:35 pm
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As LionPT says its similar to the 2nd generation PT Cruisers.

There is a nut holding it on one side and a screw & washer holding it on the other side of the coolant bottle.

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Old 12 Apr 2015, 09:12 pm
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Can i fill up radiator with coolant to make it to friends house so he can help me?About 12 miles??
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