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Toyota MR2 Spyder Coolant Reservoir Replacement Cost

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Coolant Reservoir Replacement
The average cost for a Toyota MR2 Spyder coolant reservoir replacement is between $366 and $381. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $67 while parts are priced at $314. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.
Coolant Reservoir Replacement

What is a coolant reservoir?

The engine coolant reservoir is a storage tank for excess engine coolant, and allows engine coolant to flow in and out per the needs of the engine cooling system.

How does the coolant reservoir work?

As the engine coolant temperature rises, the coolant expands, and the radiator cap allows excess pressure to bleed off. The reservoir is connected to the pressure relief valve on the radiator, and accepts coolant when the radiator cap opens the valve. When the engine coolant temperature falls, causing the coolant volume to decrease, the radiator sucks coolant back from the coolant reservoir, keeping the cooling system full, and free of air.

What are the symptoms related to a bad coolant reservoir?

If the coolant reservoir becomes cracked or empty, the coolant level warning light will illuminate on the instrument cluster, alerting the driver that the coolant system is low on engine coolant. This is because the coolant level sensor is inside the coolant reservoir, so when the reservoir is empty, the sensor records coolant absence, and transmits it to the vehicle's computer. In the event of a cracked reservoir, there will be a very noticeable coolant leak on the ground, underneath the front of the vehicle.

Can I drive with a coolant reservoir problem?

Driving a vehicle with a faulty engine cooling system can result in overheating, cylinder head gasket failure, engine block failure, or cylinder head warping. It is never recommended to drive a vehicle with engine cooling issues, especially with modern engine casting materials.

How often do coolant reservoirs need to be replaced?

Reservoir leaks are typical from the inlet hose, but breakage of the reservoir is not uncommon especially on those mounted directly on the radiator.

Coolant Reservoir Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Coolant Reservoir Replacement is between $366 and $381 but can vary from car to car.