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Important: On vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.
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Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.
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If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.
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Is the car actually running hot, or is your temperature gauge telling you it is? Even on the hotest day, your engine still has to reach 210F+ before it opens the thermostat, so running hot as soon as you turn the car on, is not possible. Use a termperature gauge to measure the temperature of the coolant in the radiator overflow resevoir, to see if it what it reads.

The only time it will actually get hot almost immediately is when you have a blown head gasket! Are you getting any sign of water on your oil dip stick or and oil scum on your coolant in the resevoir?

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Usually goes at 40,000 to 50,000 miles.
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also check to make sure, while the vehicle is running, that the fan turns on. If this doesn't turn on, ever, even while the engine is too hot, then that will cause the engine to overheat.

I hope this helps!

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