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03 olds silhouette how to remove radiator cap. Want to fill radiator after fixing broken hose.

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SOURCE: 99 olds silhouette flush and fill

Use a Turkey Baster to **** the extra fluid out.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the radiator drain plug on my '96 Olds

HI. The drain **** is located on the lower right or left end section of the radiator. On the diagram below, it is labeled as number 8.


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Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Olds Silhouette overheating, please help

Just had the same problem with my van was a cracked head

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 Olds Silhouette has oil sign in radiator

I had this problem too. Could be loose bolts holding the intake manifold down. Lots of work to reach the bolts, but much more work and $ to replace the gasket. Look closely for the bolts, some parts may have to come off to locate them.

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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My ac on my 03 kia sorento blows cold but some times hot?any ideas..


Usually caused by an airlock in your cooling system. You need to 'burp' it. Remove the filler cap to the radiator, not the overflow reservoir, and squeeze the radiator hose as the car warms up. Fill the hose as the water goes down. Turn off the engine when it is at running temperature and replace the cap.

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How to flush radiator 2000 olds silhouette


take off the cap
remove the hose underneath the radiator
put your hosepipe in the radiator cap
and allow water to flow through till its clear
then replace the radiator hose and refill with coolant

Dec 26, 2014 | 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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How do i change the radiator fluid?


Most radiators have a drain plug on the bottom tank the engine block also has a drain plug . Remove the radiator cap ,open both drains ,let all the coolant run out, if there is no radiator plug remove the lower hose , remove the heater demister hoses, with the heater control on hot flush out all the coolant from the heater radiator. with a garden hose, till the water runs clean, tighten the radiator plug or re fit the hose,put a garden hose into the radiator and flush out till the water at the block plug runs clean ,refit the heater hoses, refit the block plug, fill the radiator from the hose leave the cap off , If it has a overflow tank clean and flush it. start and run engine for 5 minutes top up radiator if needed . stop engine and drain out all water. most important that all old coolant is drained out, only buy the best coolant you can . If you make up your own use only distilled water. keep some to top up with never mix with another brand. Fill radiator with coolant top up over flow tank, run engine top up coolant as needed, refit radiator cap run for another 10 minutes check for leaks,

Oct 14, 2014 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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Can't locate thermostat for 2001 olds silhouette?


Under your front hood, locate your top radiator hose and follow it to where it connects to your engine. The fitting that it attaches to, (and is held on that fitting with a large hose clamp), is the housing for your thermostat. Access the thermostat by removing the hose first, and then by removing the two bolts that hold the housing on to the engine, you will have to pry the housing away from the engine with a standard blade screw driver. once the housing is removed, the thermostat will be visible. note the direction the thermostat is in before removing it. Because it can go back in either way...but only the right way will allow the water to flow correctly in and out of your engine block, so put the new one back in the spot the old one came out of and in the same direction as the old one was in. But before you do that.,, use a putty knife to carefully scrape any pieces or the whole gasket that seals the housing to the engine. the new thermostat will come with a new gasket to use when you put the new thermostat in your system. Make sure your car engine is absolutely cooled off by removing your radiator cap before disconnecting the radiator hose from the thermostat housing. work carefully and good luck be with you.

Aug 26, 2014 | 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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I recently had my thermostst replaced on my 2000 silhouette and the next day it ran hot. the garage that replaced the thermostat then told me i have a blown head gasket. is that true


could be, but you can verify. First make sure there is no air bubble in your cooling system. Recommend you park on an incline, remove the radiator cap, start the car and let it warm up until there is flow in the radiator. Fill the radiator and keep it full while the engine continues to run. Look for any bleed ports the system may have either in the hoses or at the attach point housings. Crack any bleeders open to allow any air out. Top off the radiator all the way to the neck and make sure there are no bubbles coming up. Bubbles coming out the radiator are an indication of a blown head gasket. If no bubbles, close the cap. Check to see if the car is still overheating. When overheating is due to a blown headgasket, the bubbles are usually easy to see. Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for using FixYa.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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How do I remove my car radiator?


Section 303-03: Cooling, Engine 1997 Explorer, Mountaineer Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Radiator - 4.0L Removal
  1. NOTE: Refer to following illustrations.
    Drain the cooling system by removing the radiator cap (8100) and attaching a 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) inside diameter hose to the draincock nipple, located at the lower rear corner of the radiator tank. Then, open the radiator draincock (8115) and allow the coolant to flow through the hose into a suitable container.
  1. Loosen hose clamps at throttle body and engine air cleaner assembly. Remove air cleaner outlet tube and position aside.
  1. Remove radiator overflow hose from the radiator, disconnect two hose locators at top of radiator and position hose aside.
  1. Remove two fans shroud bolts. Lift the fan shroud out of the lower retaining clips and position it on the fan blade.
  1. Position upper and lower radiator hose clamps, remove hose from radiator and position it on the fan blade.
  1. Disconnect the two transmission cooling lines from the oil cooler fittings on the radiator, install protective caps over lines and position aside.
  1. Remove two upper radiator bolts.
  1. Tilt the radiator back (rearward) approximately 25 mm (one inch) and lift directly upward, clear of the radiator support bracket and the fan blade.
Installation
  1. Position the radiator into engine compartments, make sure that mountings on both tanks are inserted into radiator support brackets. Install radiator retaining bolts. Tighten to 6-8 - (54-70 lb-in).
  1. Remove protective caps from cooler lines. Connect the two transmission cooling lines at the oil cooler fittings on radiator. Tighten to 16-24 - (12-17 lb-ft).
  1. Install upper radiator hose and position hose clamp. Tighten to 3 - (26 lb-in).
  1. Install lower radiator hose and position hose clamp. Tighten to 3 - (26 lb-in).
  1. Position fan shroud in lower retaining clips and install upper bolts. Torque to 6-8 - (54-70 lb-in).
  1. Position radiator overflow hose, connect to radiator and locators.
  1. Position air cleaner outlet tube to throttle body and air cleaner assembly. Tighten to 2-3 - (18-27 lb-in).
  1. Fill the cooling system; refer to Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding in this section.

Oct 28, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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Removal and installation of the water pump


3.0L or 3.8L engine?

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Section 03-01B: Engine, 3.8L 1996 Windstar Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE SERVICE Water Pump SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S
Removal
  1. Drain engine cooling system. Refer to Section 03-03 .
  1. Loosen drive belt tensioner (6B209) and remove drive belt (8620). Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Disconnect lower radiator hose (8286) from radiator lower hose tube (8291) and radiator (8005).
  1. Disconnect radiator lower hose tube from water pump (8501).
  1. Remove lower nut on both front engine support insulators (6038).
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove generator (GEN) (10346) from power steering pump support (3C511).
  1. Position drain pan and disconnect power steering pressure line from power steering pump (3A674) using Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S.
  1. Remove power steering reservoir filler cap.
  1. stw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If using a prying device to assist in water pump removal, be careful not to damage the mating surfaces.
    Disconnect water bypass hose (8597) and oil cooler hose (6B850) from heater water outlet tube (18663).
  1. Remove retaining bolts and disconnect heater water outlet tube from water pump.
  1. Remove A/C bracket brace.
  1. Attach engine lifting eye to left-hand (front) exhaust manifold (9430).
  1. Attach lifting equipment to engine lifting eye and raise front of engine approximately 51 mm (2.0 inches) to provide necessary clearance for water pump removal.
  1. Remove water pump pulley retaining bolts and water pump pulley (8509).
  1. Remove drive belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt and drive belt tensioner pulley (6B217) from power steering pump support.
  1. Remove power steering pump support retaining bolts and nut. Place power steering pump and support assembly aside in a position to prevent fluid leakage.
  1. Remove water pump retaining bolts and nuts and water pump. Discard used water pump housing gasket (8507).
Installation
  1. NOTE: Lightly oil all bolt and stud bolt threads before installation except those specifying special sealant.

    Clean gasket surfaces on water pump and engine front cover (6019).
  1. NOTE: The threads of the No. 1 engine front cover retaining stud must be coated with Pipe Sealant with Teflon® D8AZ-19554-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G350-A2 before installing.

    NOTE: Gasket and Trim Adhesive D7AZ-19B508-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M2G52-A is recommended to hold the water pump housing gasket in position.

    Position a new water pump housing gasket on water pump housing sealing surface.
  1. Position water pump on the engine front cover. Install retaining bolts.
  1. Position power steering pump support and install retaining nuts and bolts. Tighten bolts and nuts to 40-55 Nm (30-40 lb-ft).
  1. Install drive belt tensioner pulley and retaining bolt. Tighten bolt to 70-95 Nm (52-70 lb-ft).
  1. Install A/C bracket brace.
  1. Position water pump pulley on water pump hub and install retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8.0-11.5 Nm (71-101 lb-in).
  1. Lower engine and disconnect lifting equipment from lifting eye.
  1. Remove lifting eye from exhaust manifold.
  1. Connect heater water outlet tube to water pump and install retaining bolts. Tighten bolts to 8-11.5 Nm (71-101 lb-in).
  1. Connect water bypass hose and oil cooler hose to heater water outlet tube. Tighten clamps securely.
  1. Connect power steering pressure line to power steering pump fitting.
  1. Install power steering reservoir filler cap.
  1. Install generator to power steering pump support. Refer to Section 14-02 .
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Install lower nut on front engine support insulators and tighten retaining nut to 88-119 Nm (65-87 lb-ft). Install lower nut of rear engine support insulator and tighten to 77-104 Nm (56-76 lb-ft).
  1. Connect radiator lower hose tube to water pump. Install retaining bolt and tighten securely.
  1. Connect lower radiator hose to radiator lower hose tube and radiator. Position hose clamps securely. Refer to Section 03-03 .
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Position drive belt over drive belt tensioner and release drive belt tensioner. Refer to Section 03-05 .
  1. stw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: This engine has aluminum cylinder heads (6049) and requires a special corrosion inhibiting coolant to avoid cooling system damage. Refer to Section 03-03 for the coolant specifications.
    Fill and bleed cooling system with specified coolant.
  1. Fill power steering pump reservoir with specified fluid.
  1. Start engine and check for coolant and power steering fluid leaks. Service as necessary.


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Apr 13, 2009 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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Lower intake manifold gasket leaking 02 Olds Silhouette


This is basicly a very time consuming job rather than a physically hard one to complete. In order to replace the gasket you must remove the intake plenum,throttle body, and misc. vacuum hoses. The wiring harness connections must also be disconnected. Finally the intake manifold is exposed. The bolts holding the manifold to the block are removed exposing the leaking gasket. After removing the push rods and placing them in the correct order to be replaced the gasket and sealants can be removed. Finally replace everything in reverse order. Be sure to consult a GM manual for correct bolt torch specs. The correct specs for the manifold bolts usually come with the gasket. Make sure to change your oil a few times after this job in case any coolant entered the block. Also,change the thermostat and the oil seal on the distributor half shaft cap while you have everything off. Good Luck

Mar 17, 2009 | 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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How do i remove the heater core in a 1988 F250 pickup


I don't have that old of a shop manual but you usually have to open up the heater plenum case under the dash to acess the heater core. The disconnect fr the heater hoses is under the hood at the fire wall near the passenger side.

1996 version

Heater Core Removal
  1. Allow the engine to cool. Observe the safety precautions in Section 03-03 .
  1. Place a thick cloth over the radiator cap. Turn the cap slowly to its first stop to release system pressure. When the pressure has been released, tighten the radiator cap.
  1. Disconnect the heater water hoses (18472) from the heater core (18476). Plug the hoses.
  1. Remove the glove compartment.
  1. From inside the passenger compartment, remove the seven screws that attach the heater core cover (18B300) to the heater air plenum chamber (18471).
  1. Disconnect the vacuum source. Leave the A/C plenum vacuum harness (18C581) attached to the heater core cover. Remove the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core from the heater air plenum chamber.
good luck

Jan 08, 2009 | 1988 Ford F 250

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My 98 chevy venture overheats


Sounds like the old Dex-Cool problem. Check the level of the coolant in the radiator "not" the overflow bottle. If the intake or head gaskets haven't cooked yet you may be ok. Fill the radiator to its filler neck, remember to let the air out of the system by opening the bleeder screw located on the plenum inlet hose just forward of the radiator cap. Replace your radiator cap ! Make sure the return hose from the radiator overflow bottle is not kinked. Finally check your oil fill cap to make sure your not foaming from water in the oil.
If you're lucky you may be fine with this relatively cheap fix, otherwise you're looking at gaskets. Good Luck !

Jan 07, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Venture Cargo

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