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Where is the coolant bleed screw in the 05 Chevy Equinox LT? This is killing me....bled air out of some hose that sprayed a greenish oily substance, but i haven't seen where the engine coolant bleeds from. Definitely have a air pocket and need to bleed it out.

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  • darran_marti May 11, 2010

    There was something that wasn't a screw but looked more like something you put air into a tire. There were two of these. I pushed them using a pen and a lot of air came out of one of them before the green stuff came out. Everything I have read says there is a bleed screw. Here is the link I found. I cannot read the diagram though. Thanks for you help and maybe you can continue to help I hope.

  • darran_marti May 13, 2010

    Ok...stupid me! It was the refrigerant for the A/C that I saw coming out, so obviously I was looking in the wrong place. So once again, where do I find the bleed screw or even locate the water pump tower?? Please funds and 4 days without a car so far:((



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The 05 uses the red coolant dexcool which is not compatible with green [antifreeze]if u topped off the nox with green the mixture jells causing all sorts of cooling problems need to flush out system as to bleed screw their isnt one

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