Question about 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS
How do I evacuate the trapped air in the cooling system: is there a particular problem doing this on this vehicle?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: coolant change (do it myself)
Before you bleed the system check to see if your heater throws heat if it does you dont need to bleed anything. If you dont have heat continue to run the engine until the radiator is warm shut the engine off than release the pressure from the radiator by loosening the cap once the pressure is off take the cap off and check the fluid level if the level is below the core fill with fluid replace cap and start engine again and check for heat, if no heat than locate the heater hose under the hood loosen the clamp on that hose (remember the fluid my be to hot to touch be careful) pull the hose free from the fitting this is called bleeding or burping if there is air in the system you will see air coming out around the fitting and the hose let the fluid continue seep out until no air comes. Replace hose tighten clamp check fluid level and check heater again.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
SOURCE: Help with cooling system!!
OK, firstly The basis that a cars cooling system runs on is very simple. The system is a pressurized cycle that moves the coolant around, along with the heat, and is slowest in the radiator to allow heat to escape. If the system is not pressurized then the cycle will not work properly and coolant will not move.
If there is air in the system this can create what would seem like a blockage. 'bleeding the system is not the answer especially if you are using the drain on the radiator. That drain is only for draining fluid not air.
If air blockage is the problem then what you do is open the system at the highest point possible. this is usually a hose at the top of the radiator or something, whatever is easiest. Then find the other hose attached to the radiator, lower, higher makes no difference. then simply squeeze the second hose. this will 'burp' the air out do this for a while until all that happens is fliud is pushed out repeatedly.
then reattach the top hose and top up the radiator, and go for a drive.
If this doesn't fix the problem then air is not the problem.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Make sure the doors and trunk,and hood are shut,open them,and shut them .activate the anti theft,wait about 1 minute,and disarm it,see if it will start,if not,the key fob may need to be relearned,try turning the key on,leave it ten minutes,then turn it off,and right back on,then wait ten minutes,and turn it off,and right back on,do this a total of three times,,30 minutes,then try and start.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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