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My 94 ciera is running hot. I filled the overflow, but can't get the rad. cap open or figure out where to fill the rad., or check the level. The drain to the overflow is blowing small air bubbles into the overflow. Before replace something I just want to make sure the coolant system is full.

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If you can get the rad. cap off then you will need to put anti-freeze into the radiator until it is totally full.problem solved!

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