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How do i flush a radiator on a 1997 chrysler concorde? My car just started getting hot today. When i stop the ac looses its coldness and the temp guage rises. Thought mabye flushing it and replacing the thermostat might fix the problem. The water in the radiator is kinds brown/rust colored.

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you could try to pull off the bottom hose and run a hose through it till it runs clean then replace the hose fill the radiator half full start the car let it run for a min. or two then do it again untill all the gunk comes out then put antifreeze and half water

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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The easist way to do this is to wait for the engine to be cool disconnect bottom radiator hose and allow all the fluid to come out (Use a big bucket if you can or it gets messy), remember to take off the radiator cap first. THen, start the car for a few seconds allowing a bit more to come out. Then attach hose again. Put in your flush stuff for the radiator if you want to or just use straight water. Repeat this procedure about 5 times until all the water is clear. Then try to get all the water out, then refill with a 50/50 radiator fluid solution. Allow car to cool down, then, take cap off and fill more, drive for 10mins watching temp. Allow car to cool again, check level and top off if necessary, then allow to cool then check overfill container and fill to maximum line for cool.

There you go!

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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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i would guess that it's your head gasket, are you getting any creamy residue on the bottom of your oil cap too, may be worth having a compression test done on your engine first

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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any radiator flushing fluid add water and run your heat on as long as the flushing fluid requires then let cool and drain the refer to your owner manual to see what kind of fluid you car needs and the proper ratio of water to radiator fluid

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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It can a the first stage of blowing head gasket.

Fill your coolant tank to the full mark when it's COLD.

Start the car, and pay close attention to the tail pipe for a small puff of white smoke.

After 15 minutes,If you do see any vapor then take the car for a 8 minutes drive.

Park the car and listen for bubbling sound from the coolant tank,

If you see bubbles coming up then you will need a head gasket change real soon.




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