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How to add coolant in caprice 1996 when the car compleetly out of coolant & how to release air from the cooling system

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  • rashhs0d Aug 02, 2010

    thanks

    but as you know that the 1996 caprice do not have radiator cap only on the container that linked to the engin any way i need you to tell me step by step , i remember that one engineer told me that if the engine compleetly empty you need to remove the thrmostat first then add the coolant is that right.

    thanks

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DO this when the car is cold,not driven,remove Cap From Radiator and add Coolant.when filled,replace Cap,Run the Car for Five mins.Then Fill the Resorvor,There is a mark on the side Where to Fill To.OK...

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