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Hose leaking and rad needs flushed and coolant replaced

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SOURCE: 04 civic heater blows cold air at idle

you should have hot water on all rad. hoses when the motor is running at a norm. temp. the water is not going through the heater core like it should. you have cutoff valve bad low water are a stopped heater.try a hoter thermostat if none of the above are true.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: coolant problem

Sounds like you might have an air pocket in the cooling system. This can develop, usually after a service, where the cooling system has to be opened to replace a water pump, thermostat, or other reason. When refilled, the air displaced by coolant has to go somewhere. In many cases, youll find that air is trapped in the highest place it can go...above the level of the radiator cap or overflow bottle. This can be a portion of the upper rad. hose, a heater hose, or a coolant line running thru various parts of the intake/throttle body area. What I do after topping up the system, is let the engine warm to normal op. temp./ W radiator cap still off. When upper hose becomes hot, you know thermostat is open. Now, if a bleeding device is not present, back off a hose clamp at the highest point in the system. Take a pair of pliers and twist the hose just enough to break the seal. You should see steam or drops escaping from your "breach". Once the steam stops and becomes all coolant, you have likely bled all air from the system. Top up radiator and coolant bottle to proper mark and close the system. (tighten your hose clamp) Check for leaks. Keep an eye on your system for a day or two, to insure no leaks are present.

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Caution! As with any task that involves opening the cooling system...Coolant and water can become very hot. Hot water and steam can be very dangerous. If you dont feel qualified to perform this task, let a mechanic do it!

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SOURCE: 2006 Pontiac Torrent heater blowing cold air

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check the heater hoses and if both are hot then the mode door is broken
i have replaced 2 in the torrents(not a nice job)

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SOURCE: 1996 Cadillac Deville overheating- head tested, no

remove pump and check that the imèller which is plastic hasnt seperated from drive shaft

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SOURCE: new thermostat,waterpump,coolant,block flushed rad

take the thermostat out and heat it up in a pan of water to see if it will open when it gets hot.
you should see it open when it gets hot.use a cooking thermometer to watch the temp. it should open between 180 and 225 deg.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Cost replace head gasket


wow, no year stated.!?? no location, no night time temperatures.?
ever to the work>?
costs vary by country, state and even the town.,
parts and labor.
before the gasket blew, did you run 50% antifreeze, and check it
each fall for 50% with the$2 tool> and 5min work?
if not , you will crack the head or block, (unless in key west .FL)

costs vary too, by what is wrong?, most times there are far more things wrong.
case in point, Rad leaks, hoses shot. water pump bad, and leaking
green at pump weep port. (signs)
new head gasket.
here is an example.
mech removes head , finds 2 head bolts snapped and 2hr wasted hrs.
then finds the head warped, (ask, measured .005" is bad)
then tests the valves and they leak (ask how) so sends it to the
machine shop and its $350 to grind valves and get head not warped
(heat relaxed and milled and pressure tested )he then installs the head, and times CAM and such.

as he puts on hoses, 2 snap in half, so asks owner, owner says,replace only the 2 bad hoses and ignore, the other very old
and near cracked hoses, mech rolls eyes,,,
flushes rad, new coolant, checks for leaks , it runs.

90% of all just head gaskets changed, fail, fast because all the checks were skipped.":
warp check
surface condition on deck and head.
cracks not seen or pressure tested
valves bad. and ignored.

so the cost can be as cheap as $25 , DIY, gasket
or $500 . DIY, (head bad)
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How to i flush a radiator on a 2000 expedition and what tools do i need?


you need, knife/ gear clamp,screwdriver /nut driver (for gear clamp) and garden hose
with water pressure hook up hot water is better
you can buy a can or to of rad flush but dishwasher soap works good (it wont suds up )
also rad flush kit with garden hose addapter (most kit are compatable)
1-drain existing coolant in container for recycling
2-locate heater return hose to block and cut to installed flush kit addapter
always better to reveres flussh system with engine off and rad cap removed
drain valve closed hook up garden hose and run hot tap water true system
it will eventually cove out your rad cap (surge tank) until it runs clear
know sut off the garden hose add your cleaning additives installed rad filler cap
run engine per direction on can or 10 to 15 min. sut off engine removed filler cap
open drain valve on radiator and drain out system open water from garden hose
run water until clean water run true shut off garden hose and removed cap off with
cap supplied with kit let system drain completly . repeat cleaning operation until
water runs clear
add 1 jug of concentrated coolant (will mix with ressidual water and finish filling
system with premix used recomended coolant only for your engine your freeze
point of new coolant should be above spec and will be fine
do not used pure concentrated coolant only .your ownners manual spec section will
give capacities system will hold

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I had my engine flushed 3mos ago. Before the flush my coolant system worked fine. Now every two weeks my coolant light comes on so I add coolant. Am I adding the coolant incorrectly? The coolant i'm using...


If you're losing coolant you have a leak. Go to the shop that flushed your system and have them check for leaks. They may have left a hose clamp or a drain bolt lose.

Mar 06, 2011 | 2000 Buick Century

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Hi have a xj 01 with no heat inside fan is working pipes out side are hot when running but no heat in side


It may be a problem with your vent control system in your dash. You have a vacuum supply that comes from the top of your engine and travels through your firewall and under your dash to be used to activate the movement of your vent controls. If you have a break in this vacuum line, your vents will not move to change from cool to hot air regardless of where you put your control dial.
That could be your problem.......... or your heater core could be plugged. The core is a mini rad that is under your dash. It takes in hot engine coolant and acts as the heat source. This mini rad sometimes plugs up from ordinary use. Deposits slowly gather up and eventually clog up this rad making it useless. This rad may need to be replaced. Even though your pipes going under your dash are hot, the flow is probably very very slow and not giving enough flow to create heat for you inside your car.
You maybe able to flush out the mini rad by waiting till the engine is cold, then disconnect both hoses under the hood going under the dash, blow out most of the coolant remaining in the heater core(if you can)( also be careful of your eyes) then block one of the lines and put some rad flush through the other line(use a funnel with a hose attached). Leave it there for a while then try running water through it with a garden hose. Be careful to not splash the rad flush fluid in your eyes(wear safety glasses and also wear gloves. Repeat if you feel. Try to flush out as much of the rad flush as you can before reattaching the hoses. Remember to add some coolant cause you will lose some. It would be better to add coolant to the heater core before you attach the hoses to get most of the air out of the system. Good luck

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I need to replace my radiator is this a complicated procedure for me a novice?


Not at all its very basic With the engine cold remove the lower rad hose and drain the coolant {this can be recycled by straining it with a fine screen {panty hose works fine]remove the top hose and loosen the rad mounts.Make shure the ign is off and remove the rad cooling fan and ac bolts [if fitted].remove the thermostat and flush the system with a regular garden hose until its clean.You should replace the thermostat with a new one [only a couple of bucks but a must do on an older car]
fit the new rad [tip last off -first thing on]and connect the hoses refill and top up your coolant.Start your car and allow to reach normal working [let it idle until the rad fan cuts in and out a few times and hey presto yoy saved yourself money and repaired your own vehicle [well done]

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Need diagram where bottom radiater hose attaches to engine where it appears to be leaking


This is how I like to do it. Make sure the car is parked with the front end at an upward angle. Drain the coolant from the petcock at the bottom of the radiator. Remove the upper and lower hoses at the radiator. Remove the thermostat housing, and the heater core hoses at the fire wall. Flush out the radiator by pouring fresh water into the overflow, and the hole where the thermostat was. Flush the heater core as best you can by pouring fresh water into the heater core hose connections.
Let all the water drain out, then button everything back up and replace the thermostat with a new one. Refill the rad and engine by filling the coolant reservoir with a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze, or buy the premixed stuff from the auto parts store. (Buy 4 jugs of premix or 2 of straight antifreeze)
Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature and the upper rad hose gets hot. Rev the engine a little to help get the air out of the cooling system. When the thermostat opens, the coolant level will drop in the reservoir, so top it up and replace the cap.
Check for leaks, and check the coolant level for the next few days, and check for leaks.
Dispose of the old coolant responsibly

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1994 Honda Civic LX\overheating within 2 mile drive


Remove and raise upper hose at thermostat end and remove lower rad hose.
Fill rad with a hose and watch for flow from bottom rad hose and/ or bottom rad hose connecton.......water should fall though rad easily.
Honda rads are cheap.....any restriction....replace rad.

Remove thermostat....fill thermostat housing with hose and watch for water flow at bottom rad hose.
Flush good.

Remove heater hoses.......flush back and forth until a good flow is present "With heater control set to hot" if no or poor flow....replace heater core.

Stop leak can plug everything.

Also.......not likely causing over heating....but ....at your mileage,if you do not know if the timing belt has been changed.....CHANGE IT NOW!
Water pump is optional at this mileage.

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Strange Coolant leak


this most likely means that you have a leak in a hose somewhere between your engine and the radiator, when you open up the rad cap it lets the leak breath causing it to gush out, go to napa and buy a replacement radiator hose it shouldn't cost but a few dollars and that should fix your problem. 

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Change the thermostat and the fluid, that is more than enough. The hoses should be replaced if they are soft or leaking.  I'm presuming your car has 100k+ miles.  so also change the belts.

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How do i reverse flush fiesta radiator


(With the engine cold) remove the radiator cap

First drain the coolant out of the radiator in a container, either from a drain on the bottom of the rad, or by slowly removing the bottom rad hose.

Block, or pinch the top radiator hose

First, flush from the top... pour water into the rad cap hole for a while and let it come out the bottom hose.

Then, run water from the bottom, and let it run out of the open cap.

Then flush it from the top again.

This should flush the rad, unless it is clogged pretty solid.

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