Question about 2001 Subaru Legacy Outback
Hopefully my car has a bleeder valve or screw to bleed air from the coolant system. I see 2 valves (like the kind you see on tires) with blue covers on them connected to the cooling system. Are these the bleeders? And if so, how am I supposed to compress them?
Those valves sound like fuel pressure test ports. Press down the center of valve and see if gas comes out. If it does, those valves are on the fuel rail, not in the coolant system.
A bleed valve is a bit different. Looks kind of like a grease zerk, with a small hole on its little round head. You put a small wrench on the valve and turn it as if loosening it, but only a turn or two to open it and let coolant or air out the hole on the valve. Look for it on or just close to the thermostat housing.
If you have no bleed valve, best practice is to fill radiator and overflow tank, then start car with the radiator cap off, and let engine run until the thermostat opens (upper radiator hose will get hot when thermostat opens). Now turn off engine and replace radiator cap. This usually gets all the air from coolant system, but sometimes you have to do it again.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
coolant bleeder valve is on r/s passenger side on top of rad is a phillips plug to eliminate air bubbles and make filling easy i remove upper raqd hose at rad lift hose pour coolant into hose till full and coolant starts to come out of rad then attatch hose to rad finish filling fluid till full you will fill system full and no air bubbles just a trick i use tell no one else lol
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
the "bleeder plug" also known as pet **** should be on the bottom of the radiator toward the drivers side it looks almost like a wing nut
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 subrau legacy 2.5,put a
I assume your question was how to get the air out. Park it on a hill with the front of the car up the highest. With the radiator cap off let the car run, you may also have to bounce it some at the front bumper.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
You won't get the pressure you need with a hammer handle, especially if the piston is stuck. Use a "C" clamp or a large pair of channellocks. If it still won't compress from there, you need to get a new caliper.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on May 13, 2009
no you dont have to open bleeder,you will not mess anything up i do it all day long, the reason for opening the bleeder is so they say you dont push debris from caliper into abs, but every time you step on the brake and release it fluid is flow in and out of abs, if you feel better by opening bleeder go ahead youll just have to bleed brakes when your done , good luck, hope this is helpful.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
Testimonial: "thanks for the info"
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Nov 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Oct 23, 2012 | 2005 Nissan Sentra
Jul 10, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jun 08, 2010 | 2001 Ford Mustang
Apr 09, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord
Jan 06, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
Nov 24, 2009 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks
Apr 20, 2009 | 1995 BMW 5 Series
433 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: