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What is the procedure for changing coolant in 2001 dodge intrepid

There is a different way to bleed coolant in this vehicle

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Yes there are bleed screws on the thermostat housing. They look like brake bleeder screws. Open them one at a time while engine is running. open them untill they stream fluid. Leave coolant cap open top coolant as needed.

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How do i change a water pump on 2001 dodge intrepid?


This vehicle has a double overhead cam engine. The water pump is driven off the timing chain. Unless you have had experience doing internal engine repairs, this is not a DIYer job. There is great risk of doing more damage than good if any step(s) of the repair procedure are not done correctly.

Aug 30, 2014 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

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Need to know best way to change thermostat on 2000 dodge intrepid 2.7 litre


THERMOSTAT - 2.7L REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove accessory drive belt for removal of the generator.
  4. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  5. Remove generator attaching bolts. Set generator aside for ease of access to thermostat.
  6. Remove lower radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.
  7. Remove thermostat housing bolts.
  8. Remove thermostat and housing.
INSTALLATION
  1. Clean gasket sealing surfaces NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.
  2. Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
  3. Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.).
  4. Connect heater and lower radiator hoses. Install hose clamps.
  5. Install generator and attaching bolts.
  6. Lower vehicle.
  7. Install accessory drive belt. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  8. Refill cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Refilling.
  9. Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.

Apr 17, 2011 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1996 dodge intrepid that keeps over heating. I've changed the thermostat and now it over heats sometimes. The auto store told me I had to bleed the thermostat but didn't tell me how to do it. How...


If the thermostat is working, and there is no visible coolant leak or water/coolant in engine oil dipstick, then it could be the electric fan, try running your car and when it starts to overheat check to see if the fan is working. Good Luck.

Nov 01, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Intrepid

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How do bleed a radiator on a 2001 dodge intrepid


There are bleeders on the motor you open them and close them when coolant comes out without air.

Oct 08, 2010 | Dodge Intrepid Cars & Trucks

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How to change a water pump on a 2000 intrepid 3.2 engine


3.2L & 3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
    WARNING Do not use pliers to open the plastic drain.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE It is good practice to turn the crankshaft until the No. 1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke (firing position).
    Negative battery cable Coolant recovery cap and open the thermostat bleed valve Drive belts Timing belt Water pump mounting bolts, noting the position of the longer bolt Water pump. Discard the O-ring seal.
  4. Clean the gasket sealing surfaces, being careful not to scratch the aluminum surfaces.

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    Fig. Water pump bolt locations, make sure to note the position of the longer bolt
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING Rotate the pump and check for freedom of movement.
    New O-ring and wet with clean coolant prior to installation. Be sure to keep the new O-ring free of any oil or grease. Water pump with a new O-ring. Torque the water pump-to-engine bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Timing belt Drive belts
  2. Fill the cooling system by performing the following procedure:
    1. Close the radiator drain.
    2. Open the thermostat bleed valve. Install a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) clear hose about 48 in. (1.2m) long to the end of the bleed valve and the other end into a clean container. The intent is to keep coolant off of the drive belt(s).
    3. Slowly, refill the coolant recovery bottle until a steady stream of coolant flows out of the thermostat bleed valve. Gently squeeze the upper radiator hose until all of the air is removed from the system.
    4. Close the bleed valve and continue to fill the coolant recovery bottle to the proper level. Install the cap on the bottle and remove the hose from the bleed valve.
  3. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperatures.
  4. Check the cooling system for leaks and correct coolant level.
    WARNING Be sure that the thermostat bleed valve is closed once the cooling system has been bled of any trapped air.

Good luck (remember rated this).

Jul 19, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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I just changed a water pump on my 97 dodge intrepid, put everything back together, works fine but my cooling fans wont come on. I turned on A/C and they still dont come on, all wiring is hooked back up,...


You need to go through the proper coolant system bleeding procedure.. There is a bleeder valve in the front center of the intake manifold. You must fill the system, run the car with the heat on until the thermostat opens, top off the coolant and open the bleeder until coolant a steady stream comes out without any air bubbles. Close bleeder, top off coolant, and replace radiator cap. Run car until fan cycles twice on its own.

Mar 11, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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Overheating after driving about 15 miles


You probably need to change the thermostat in your vehicle; I found this answer in http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dodge-Repair-809/2000-Dodge-Intrepid-Thermostat.htm

THERMOSTAT - 2.7L
REMOVAL
Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PRESSURE CAP WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

Drain cooling system.
Remove accessory drive belt for removal of the generator.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove generator attaching bolts. Set generator aside for ease of access to thermostat.
Remove lower radiator and heater hoses from thermostat housing.
Remove thermostat housing bolts Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine
Remove thermostat and housing.
INSTALLATION
Clean gasket sealing surfaces
NOTE: Install thermostat with the bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.

Install thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
Install thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.) Thermostat and Housing - 2.7L Engine
Connect heater and lower radiator hoses. Install hose clamps.
Install generator and attaching bolts.
Lower vehicle.
Install accessory drive belt. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
Refill cooling system. Refer to Cooling System Refilling.
Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.

good luck

Ricardo DeLeon

Mar 12, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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Coolant system


there is a drain plug on the bottom of the radiator / after you have drained it all 50% water 50% coolant add a couple of gallons leave cap off then burp the system then put more water to top it off

Jan 25, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

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