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Changed the cracked radiator filled it up opened the bleeder and filled it until coolant came out and it was a solid steam, started the car and waited till there was no more air coming out of the bleeder, put bleeder screw back in ran it until the t-stat opened filled the resevoir a little more the fan comes on and it still goes into the red on the gauge when at an idle driving down the road stays at the half way mark on the gauge.a/c doesn't work so its not getting hot cause the air is on. Please help.

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change the thermostat and the temp gauge in the radiator

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Make sure you have gotten all the air out of the system by running the car with the cap off for a bit.. also make sure the radiator overflow if at proper level.. next look at your radiator and see if it is plugged up with trash bugs what ever this will slow your cooling big time.. also look between your radiator and your air condition condensor and make sure its clean also there can be trash in there causing it to heat .. also check belts make sure they are tight.. really sounds like you started with air in system and system might be air locked needing to run a bit with cap off when cool. dont take cap off when hot ... make sure over flow is full also... thanks and holler if you need more. Jerry

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 96' Cavalier coolant light comes on

I thought it may have to do something with the thermostat. I went to the parts store today. My manual said 195, at the parts store they have 160, 180, and 192. Is 160 too low? should I go with 180?

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Sounds like you have a faulty head gasket or maybe a cracked head.This can cause overheating and the check engine light to come on.The code for the o2 sensor is probably caused by coolant getting into the exhaust system and coating the sensor.The coolant fan may work but it cannot remove enough heat from the rad to make the engine cool off.Try some engine coolant stop leak to see if it will help.This maybe only a temperary fix.Let me know if you need more.MOE

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Low level sensor in overflow tank is stuck tap on it lightly if that doesn't work replace it

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Toyota Corrolla 1995. The heater does not work, I replaced the thermostat and have put a lot of antifreeze.


bleed cooling system, probably there is air trapped in the heater core preventing warm coolant to circulate into the heater core. try this
1 open radiator cap fill coolant and put heater in hi heat
2 start engine and wait until you see the coolant start to circulate
3 squeeze hose several times watching if coolant volume decrease
4 add more coolant and repeat 3 until coolant volume stays same or start overflowing.
5 check if heater giving off warm air or repeat 3 and 4 until warm air blows on heater.
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or find the coolant bleeder screw, do 1 and 2
open bleeder screw until coolant come out, do this several times until no air comes out when opening bleeder screw, fill coolant in radiator.

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Temputure gauge fluctuates when car is at operating temputure


The radiator might have "air pockets". They cause erratic readings at the temperature gauge. Check the system to see if bleeder valves are provided. If they exist, just open the valves allowing air out of the system while filling with coolant until coolant drips from the bleeders. If bleeder valves are not provided, open radiator cap and fill with coolant. Start the engine for about 30 seconds, check coolant level and fill to level if necesary.

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Put water in radiator


Usually, all you need to do is fill the radiator, leave the radiator cap off, start car and let it idle until engine reaches normal operating temperature, and the thermostat opens (upper hose will get hot or warm). Then shut off the car, top up radiator and overflow bottle, replace cap, and you are good to go.
I own a Sentra and was recommended when filling the radiator to keep the car running while filling to help expel air. Also many cars have a bleed valve on top of or near the thermostat housing which should be open while filling with coolant, and as soon as coolant starts coming out the bleeder valve, it should be closed, and then continue filling radiator. If you don't have such a bleed valve, and you still think air might be trapped in the engine, you could find a coolant temperature sensor or sender unit that is at or near the top of the coolant passages or areas of the engine where coolant is found, crack it open to make sure only coolant and no air comes out.
The Sentra engine is easy to trap air, but by running engine when filling, and waiting until thermostat opened before shutting off and capping the radiator, I had no trouble filling the coolant-no air was trapped.
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How do I replace the thermostat on my 2000 Buick Lesabre Limited 3.8 liter V6?


find where the upper radiator hose goes into the engine. the thermostat lives under that cover. drain some coolant from your COLD engine(to avoid burns) remove the bolts and replace the thermostat. be sure to also purchase a new gasket. some 3.8 s use both a rubber and paper gasket. parts store should have listings. reinstall, refill coolant, and run engine, topping off coolant as engine warms. some have small bleeder screw on the thermostat housing to air in bleeding air while filling. just crack it open until steady steam of coolant comes out. test drive and recheck coolant level. recheck coolant and adjust level for the first few days.

Dec 21, 2010 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

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How do i bleed my thermostat on a 2002 buick century custom


RUN ENGINE FILL WITH ANTIFREEZE AND THERE IS A BLEEDER SCREW ON BYPASS LINE/HOSE ON TOP OF ENGINE NEAR BELT. THERE MAY ALSO BE A BLEEDER ON THE THERMOSTATE HOUSING. CRACK OPEN BLEEDERS UNTIL ALL AIR COMES OUT.

Dec 19, 2010 | 2002 Buick Century

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I have a 2003 chevy impala. just changed the thermastat because the temperature was fluxuating. Since changing the thermastat the temperature gage constantly read in the red, however the coolant level...


You probably need to bleed the cooling system properly.

Open the cooling system bleeder screws.

Slowly fill the cooling system with a 50/50 coolant mixture until coolant runs freely out of bleeder screws.
Close the cooling system bleeder screws
Install the coolant pressure cap
Start the engine.
Run the engine at 2,000 - 2,500 RPM until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. (midway on gauge)
Allow the engine to idle for 3 minutes.
Shut the engine off.
Allow the engine to completely cool.
Top off the coolant as necessary.
Run engine again at 2000 - 2500 RPM until the engine reaches normal operating temperature.
Allow engine to idle until cooling fans come on. It should come on with the gauge about 3/4 of the way to red. - if it gets to where is touches the red, shut down immediately.
When the fan comes on, put your hand behind the fan and observe the temperature of the air coming from the fan. It should feel hot. If it is blowing cold air, the coolant is not circulating through the radiator like it should. This could be caused by lots of things including an improper/defective thermostat, corroded water pump impeller, or a blown head gasket.

Dec 02, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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I need to know what the coolant fill procedure is for my 2000 olds intrigue . i do not have an owners manual


What engine? For the 3.5l, jack up the right front. Remove the bleed screw that is in the upper right of the radiator. Fill the coolant recovery tank until the coolant flows out of the bleed screw. Put a paper towel or rag between the outlet on the side of the bleed screw and the headlight. Screw the bleed screw until it barely closes. Run the engine and open the bleed screw until coolant streams out of the outlet. Close and let engine warm till thermostat opens. Carefully crack open bleed screw very slightly and let air out - careful, this is killer hot steam and water. Check coolant level. Unjack car and recheck coolant level after 4 or 5 thermal cycles (cold start, warm til thermostat opens, cool down).

Mar 20, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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I just changed a water pump on my 97 dodge intrepid, put everything back together, works fine but my cooling fans wont come on. I turned on A/C and they still dont come on, all wiring is hooked back up,...


You need to go through the proper coolant system bleeding procedure.. There is a bleeder valve in the front center of the intake manifold. You must fill the system, run the car with the heat on until the thermostat opens, top off the coolant and open the bleeder until coolant a steady stream comes out without any air bubbles. Close bleeder, top off coolant, and replace radiator cap. Run car until fan cycles twice on its own.

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Changed entire cooling system and still overheats


The overheat sounds like an air pocket in the cooling system there are two bleeder screws located on top of thermostate hosing and 1 on the metal pipe just above the water pump I believe they are 7mm. with the radiator cap off and the car running slowly open 1 bleeder at a time just crack it loose until you get a steady stream of coolant make sure to keep the level in the radiator up. be carefull coolant may be hot! when you take the oil cap off you are creating a big vacuum leak thru the PCV (positive crankcase ventalation) system this is normal for this car to surge or die.

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My 04' over heating when idoling and ac is on


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We changed thermostat, belts, water pump, hoses... you name it we changed it nothing worked. Just before we ordered a new radiator I took a few pics sent them to my dad and instantly he said to remove the bleeder bolt then fill radiator. That's it guys months of overheating a lot of money and hours of work when in the end it was so simple, cost nothing and took 2 mins.


Turns out most the Nissan motors have a type of bleeder bolt or something (not sure what its called exactly) on top of the motor and that should be removed while filling radiator. step 1 wait till engine is cooled down all the way. step 2 remove radiator cap. step 3 remove the bleeder bolt on top of motor (look around for it. Its just a little old bolt all alone) step 4 slowly fill radiator until coolant/water to come out of the bleeder hole. step 5 put bleeder bolt back in. step 6 put radiator cap back on. That's it. Good luck



if you do not do these steps air get caught in the system and when heated turns to steam. and your radiator cant circulate that steam because the hot air raises. The steam will just sit at the top of the motor and block the coolant/water from circulating through the radiator like it should. Without it passing through the radiator correctly it will not cool. Having a new radiator helps because when they installed it they probably filled it correctly (by removing that bleeder bolt). They knew they could have just filled the old one correctly but there isn't any $$$money$$$ in that for them. trimble7383_0.jpg

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