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I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu with a 3500 V6. Low coolant flashed on for a couple of seconds just after starting but went off. When I got home and the vehicle was hot, the coolant resovoir is just above the coolant cold level, plenty in the tank. Absolutely no leaks. There is plenty of heat, however I noticed that the radiator hoses appear not to be pressurized and one can easily squeeze when it is running. Is this normal?

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drain your coolant again, and fill in it on the upper hose not on puke tank. check the water pump also for rotation.

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It sounds very much from your description that there is a strong possibility of air being trapped within the cooling system and causing the problem. This will cause the low fluid warning to appear on the car and although the vehicle will appear to be full of fluid - in fact you cannot replace enough fluid because of an air trap in the system.

Most vehicles cooling systems can be bled by removing the cap from the radiator or header tank and then simply allowing the vehicle to tick over for 10 minutes or so. Check and replace the fluid as the air is expelled from the system through the open header tank/radiator.

This may well resolve the problem without any further action on your part.

Some vehicles do have specific bleeding procedures for the cooling system but as far as I am aware this simple procedure is the standard method with your vehicle.

Also it is important to pay attention as to why the vehicle is loosing coolant in the first place. Is there a leak any where - check coolant hoses are not cracked. Is vehicle overheating because of fan failure hence boiling off fluid? Is there evidence of water getting into oil pointing to head gasket problems?

These things should all be considered in addition to clogged radiator.

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HI you could do a oil pressure test whit a gauge or yest replace your oil pressure sending unite if engine is not making tapping sound when pressure reads low it may be a bad pressure the coolant problem may be bad intake gaskets look at 4 corners of intake for sign of coolant if you see it outside its probably getting inside your lifter valley.Hope this helpsb58809b.gif

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