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Not able to bleed the cooling system

I just changed to intake gasket on my grand am and my fan will not go on i was looking on here and saw that some one talked about bleeding the system but can not find anymore info

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Remove rad cap when cool, top up coolant to 1 or 2 from top. Start engine, with heater on (not defrost) and let it run. When up to normal operating temperature, watch for good flow in rad, which tells you thermostat has opened. Fan should come on shortly after you see that flow. I usually give it about 3 times with fan on & off, before I put cap back on. Then top up return bottle to proper warm/hot level. Monitor gauge too, just in case gets too hot for some unknown reason. If gets too hot, shut it down & let it cool, and retry. I usually rev it once in a while for 5 seconds or so,( just increase a little) just to add a little more flow to help push out air.

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