I remember recently seeing a pic somewhere here but couldn't find it now of course. On my '96 RT/10, and I'm sure on several other years, it was recommended to either remove and/or shorten the one bolt that holds the front bumper that is directly below the coolant recovery bottle in order to avoid possibly piercing the bottle if you happen to enter a steep driveway that would push the bumper up and into the coolant bottle. Starting from the bolt closest to the passenger front wheel as #1, is it the 2nd or 3rd bolt that needs to be addressed. I believe it was the 2nd bolt, but just wanted to double check. I can post a pic for further clarity if necessary.
Last edited by chris1; April 19th, 2017 at 07:40 AM.
Look for the 3 screws that hold the coolant bottle. The bottle is between their span. Transfer that location elsewhere as needed. Also, wasn't it one of the bottle mounting screws itself that was the problem? They are sharp on the end. The bumper attachment screws should be blunt on the end.
That is true, the bumper attachment screws are blunt on the end as opposed to sharp, but I guess with enough force, it could still puncture the bottle. Maybe I misunderstood which ones were being referenced. I will pull the fender access plug and see what I can feel around for, although again, I didn't think it was the coolant reservoir mounting hardware that presented the potential issue, but rather the fender attachment bolt underneath.
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