How to Add Antifreeze to a 2003 Ford Focus

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How to Add Antifreeze to a 2003 Ford Focus
Add antifreeze to keep your engine from getting too hot or cold. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Antifreeze, also know as coolant, is one of the Ford Focus's key liquids. It keeps the engine from freezing and from overheating. Antifreeze is relative inexpensive. You should check its level periodically and add more if needed. Adding antifreeze involves minimal mechanical ability. In fact, the hardest part of the job is distinguishing the antifreeze resevoir from other engine components. Check you owner's manual if you have trouble finding it and removing the cap.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Funnel
  • Antifreeze

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet, and locate the plastic resevoir to the left of the engine block.

  2. 2

    Remove the resevoir cap and set it aside.

  3. 3

    Place the funnel into the resevoir, and pour in coolant until it reaches the fill line.

  4. 4

    Remove the funnel, replace the cap and shut the bonnet.

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