GMC Terrain: Cooling System / Checking Coolant

The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level.

GMC Terrain. Checking Coolant

Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant surge tank. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. If coolant is visible but the coolant level mark is not visible, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL coolant at the coolant surge tank to the top rib on the middle of the tank, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. See Engine Overheating.

The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the driver side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview.

    What to Use

    Warning Plain water, or other liquids such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. With plain water or the wrong mixture, the engine could get too hot but there would not be an overheat warning...

    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank

    Warning Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system are under pressure. Turning the pressure cap, even a little, can cause them to come out at high speed and you could be burned...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Resuming a Set Speed


    If the ACC is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, ACC is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. To begin using ACC again, press RES+ briefly while moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph). The vehicle returns to the previous set speed...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Brake System Warning Light


    The vehicle brake system consists of two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is not working, the remaining circuit can still work to stop the vehicle. For normal braking performance, both circuits need to be working This light should come on briefly when the engine is started...

    Copyright © 2023 www.gmcterrain2.com