2002 Chevy Impala, 3.4L, "coolant hot temp" message


Old 06-13-15, 03:23 PM
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2002 Chevy Impala, 3.4L, "coolant hot temp" message

The radiator never seems to get warm and we never get heat from the interior climate control. So I replaced the thermostat and have the exact same problem. I did loose a fair amount of fuid when pulling the old thermostat and am afraid there's an air bubble roaming around the block. It's a 3.4L engine and has electric cooling fans on the radiator, so no fan clutch. The radiator won't take any more fluid nor will the overflow jug. Is there a way to bleed air from the block? any advice or test from you experts would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-13-15, 04:53 PM
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On some cars there is an actual bleed valve somewhere near the highest point, other times it just needs to go on ramps to make the cap the highest point.

I'm not familiar with your exact model, Pro's will be by.
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