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Dakota 4.7 liter engine heating

How is the coolant bleeder used? Hot? Cold? I have replaced my fan clutch, thermostat, flushed the radiator. It won't draw from the reservoir. Could there be an air lock? Do I use the bleeder screw/valave on the housing going into the block on the top front? How?

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With the engine running, open the bleeder until you see a steady stream of coolant.

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Run the engine when warm, open bleeder screw slightly. air should come out, wait for steady stream of coolant. Then lock down bleeder screw.

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