Question about Dodge Intrepid
If you squeeze the upper radiator hose and it feels like the coolant is running thru it, your pump is working. The system should bleed itself within a few minutes if you keep the radiator and reservoir full. If it continues to bubble, you have a blown head gasket. :-(
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Posted on Sep 12, 2010
The water pump can possibly be the cause. I would make sure that all of the air was out of the system before coming to that conclusion. Take the top radiator hose off shove a garden hose in it wrapped with a rag so that is makes tight fit in the radiator hose. Turn on the water and flush the system watching for air bubbles in the radiator. Air bubbles = you finally purged it or no air bubbles... suspect the water pump. Once you stop seeing air bubbles re-connect the upper hose and test engine. With the engine at near normal operating temps you should see water flow in the radiator with engine rpm at 1800. have someone cycle the accelerator idle to 1800 rpm and watch for water flow. If you note good water flow there is something else wrong. Fan, head gasket etc.
Once your all complete you can re-service the coolant by draining back the radiator via the drain plug and adding coolant / anti-freeze. It should not repeat the air in system problem.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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