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Take the radiator cap off, top up the radiator and the overflow tank, and run the car until normal operating temperature is reached. Shut off the car and replace the radiator cap. This usually gets all air out of the coolant system. If you have a bleed valve on the thermostat housing, crack that open until coolant runs out, then close.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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    We are having trouble finding the bleed valve. Wish I could find a acurate picture of where its located.

  • montehammons Jan 01, 2013

    Don't know. Actually, most cars don't have them. But check top of engine, where water passages may be.

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