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I have a 2003 Kia Sedona, recently put in a new radiator. The dash gauge goes from normal to high,and back.I check the engine looks ok.What is the problem? Ted

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    yadayada Oct 07, 2010

    did u bleed the air out of the system?

  • highsurf Oct 07, 2010

    how do you bleed the air out of the system? I assumed the radiator mechanic did that, but you never know.
    thanks

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Do the following exactly as stated, i think u have air in the system.

The generic method of bleeding air from the cooling system is to use a floor jack and raise the front of the car as high as poss, then fill the coolant recovery tank full and run the engine until it just starts to overheat, high end of normal zone on gauge, then shut the engine down and run cold water over the radiator core, this will self bleed the system and the coolant will be pulled from the recovery tank, repeat as necessary, never let the recovery tank run dry or more air will be pulled into the cooling systeml , if it still overheats then you need to have the head gaskets checked with a gas analyzer for hydrocarbons present in the radiator or recovery tank

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