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Old 11-06-2013, 05:41 PM
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Cooling system bleeder valve

I need to bleed my system, but at this point I am having the most difficult time finding the bleeder valve. I know it is on the t-stat housing, but I am not seeing it. Any pictures of the valve so that I can get my car running right again? Any help would be appreciated. I cant seem to find any diagrams anywhere unless I accidentally missed them.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve



See the red arrow? It's down in there. It's a 12mm screw shaped like a nipple with a hole in the center. It looks like a 10mm but at least on my car it was a 12. Mine was upright. Some are horizontal.

Wish I had a better pic but I don't have the car anymore.

Chapter 10. Page 5 in the service manual. You do have one correct?
If no, go to diy and open the service manual thread. It's a pdf.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Basically what he said. It's on the thermostat housing right in front of the bracket that holds the ignition coil, it's small but hard to miss.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

I appreciate the responses, but I am still having trouble locating it. After I post this I will go look again. Here is a picture that I just took.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Absolutely unable to find the bleeder valve. Nothing even remotely close to one in the area.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

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I appreciate the responses, but I am still having trouble locating it. After I post this I will go look again. Here is a picture that I just took.


Cuz that's not the t-stat housing
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Look behind the distributor. The pic you showed is in front of it. T-stat housing is between the distributor and the throttle body.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Finally found it based on the service manual (should have looked there first) and yes I was looking in the wrong place initially.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Woohoo!!
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

Tomorrow will be a true test of it being fixed or not when I drive the 15 miles to work on the freeway. Everything went well on a 5 mile jog so I have high hopes.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

looks like your distributor cap is not screwed to the distributor tightly. should tighten that.
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

^^ or worse.. tightened unevenly. Cracked cap results.

Speaking of that, why were you looking for the bleeder screw?
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Tomorrow will be a true test of it being fixed or not when I drive the 15 miles to work on the freeway. Everything went well on a 5 mile jog so I have high hopes.

A true test will be stop and go city traffic, where there's not nearly as much airflow through the radiator as when you're on the freeway
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Re: Cooling system bleeder valve

I work in Austin, TX so the freeway is stop and go because people around here don't get the concept of driving.
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hahahaha gotcha.
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