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I changed the water pump and belt at the same time 6 months ago.., now, then i got" fill radiator" on computer screen on dash... when i take the radiator cap off of engine to check, it starts to overfill and then i cover the radiator. what do i do? the over fill container is full. Did i need to purge the radiator after i changed the water pump? If so what do i do??

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    generally you can get air out of system by running at idle with cap off and heater on hot. If that does not work, you may have something else going on in there.

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Take the cap off and let any excess fluid drain into a container. Don't let it run on the ground because pets and small children find antifreeze delicious but toxic, possibly fatal. Run the engine to purge any air pockets, then after the thermostat opens and the antifreeze starts running warm, top off and close the cap. Let the engine cool down and then check the level in the reservoir. If the light doesn't go off on its own, take the vehicle to one of the auto parts retailers, and have them connect it to their code reader. They can then reset the onboard computer. If the problem persists, check your temperature sensor.

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