Having problems with your 2005 Buick LaCrosse ?

How to bleed the radiator system on a 2008 Buick Lacrose

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2005 Buick LaCrosse

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

How to bleed the radiator system on a 2008 Buick Lacrose


... 2005 Buick LaCrosse

2002 buick lesabre custom has had issues lately with at speed 50-55 it kinda misses and just yesterday overheated and has no heat, i put a new thermostat in did not fix the problem but the radiator was just a little low could this be the water pump?? and how do u bleed the air out of the system after changing the thermostat as well ?


If your radiator has a cap remove it and start the motor turn the heater on high and put it on defrost watch the coolant when the bubbles stop coming out and the fluid is at a full level there should be no more air in the system. a miss fire is cause ... 2002 Buick LeSabre

My jeep is over heating i replaced the radiator the guy i bought it from said there is air in the system and i need to bleed it. Well i dont have a radiator cap and they dont sell radiators with the caps where is the bleed valve to bleed the air? can somone try to help me stop it from over heating?


First problem is the radiator cap. You cannot drive it without one. I don't remember what the pressure rating should be but about 18psi should work. Second, most times all you need to do to bleed the system is to run the engine with the heater on ... 1999 Jeep Cherokee

Overheating Fiero I have a 1985 Pontiac Fiero that is overheating after being driven for a while. The coolant is being blown out of the reservoir tank and is not being pulled back into the radiator. It does this with or without the thermostat in it. The cooling system has been flushed and a new radiator cap and thermostat housing cap installed. Also have noticed that after being driven, the pressure in the system does not bleed off and will not pull any coolant back into the system from the over


Well fieros are very different cars you need to fill collent in a speical way so air doesnt get in the lines most fiero owners do not know this but it very important The best way to tell it is for wikipedia \015\012Cooling system issues ... 1986 Pontiac Fiero

Issue with coolant system: Issue began after I had radiator shop in Sonora Ca. flush out system and replace thermostats as normal maint. and they put the t stats in wrong holes. I only noticed after they kept insisting that the truck was dumping coolant from air in the system and they kept bleeding it and kept showing me to do the same. I finally got fed up and purchased more thermostats from a factory dealer and upon replacing noticed the radiator shops error. After start of engine in morni


AFTER REPLACING THERMOSTAT DONT STOP OVERHEATING.CHECK THE COOLANT FAN CLUTCH.WITH HOT ENGINE THE CLUTCH FAN SHOULD HAVE RESISTANCE WHEN TURNING IT WITH HAND.IF NOT FREEWHEEL.FAULTY CLUTCH FAN.HAVE TO REPLACE CLUTCH ON FAN.BAD CLUTCH ON COOLING FAN ... 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

98 VW Beetle. Changed out the thermostat for an overheating problem. Tried to bleed cooling system by burping it by squeezing all the air out of the lower radiator hose, but still reaches operating temp quickly and starts to overheat (temp light) comes on. Any other way to bleed cooling system? Jim


I have a 1985 Jetta diesel. What I did since the car has no way of bleeding the air out of the system via bleeder screw I parked the car on a slight incline leaving the tank for the fluid at a higher level. I ran the car until the thermostat opened ( ... 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

My van has new tstat new hoses radiator and water pump i bleed the system it is good for a day then the expansion tank is full and radiator is half full why does this happen fluid not returning to system


Did you replace the rad cap? It sounds like the rad cap is letting coolant out of the system but not back in. Even if you did replace the cap, the new one may be faulty so try a new one. Hope this helps. ... Oldsmobile Silhouette

1999 4.7 v8 Engine cooling problem!! I have replaced radiator due to small leak, both fans work, system is full of coolant as visible thru coolant bleed port. Top hose gets hot indicating flow. However, she still overheats. Is there a way to test water pump output pressure to ensure that the flow I'm sensing is sufficient? I have heard that the coolant sustem bleeding process is key to maintaing temp? The system is full, could there be air pockets in block? I'm stuck!!!! thanks, curt


Replace the waterpump and thermostat ... 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hi i have a 2006 chevy impala ss 5.3 liter and i just changed the following things on my car water pump radiator condensor and fan i had a mechanic bleed the system but for some odd reason it seems to me every time i use the a/c for a while my gauge starts to rise for the hot red line and car gets real hot im trying to find out how to bleed the system if anyone has instructions on how to do it and also what might be cause the car to overheat need help asap please


Any cooling system can bled of trapped air by using the method outlined below.\015\012\015\012The 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, th ... Chevrolet Impala

Does a 2.0 Suzuki Reno have a bleed screw for air pockets in the coolant system. Or is it a system that does not require bleeding. We replaced the radiator and the temp. gauge is almost going all the way into the red before it starts to come down.


No bleeder on this system. your thermostat maybe opening at a too high temperature, the norm for this one is 189 f to 216 f or 87c - 102 c ... 2007 Suzuki Reno Hatchback

1991 daihatsu applause super selection eng-HD-E1 1589cc manual over heating- have checked thermostat water pump not that old radiator ok top radiator hose hot bottom hose cold. does this model require bleeding of the cooling system after working on the cooling system


Let the car get up to operating temp and squeez the top radiator hose, if you feel the coolant squeeze out into the motor you thermostat is fine, but if you feel the hose and it feels presurized you need a thermostat. Also check to make sure the fa ... 1991 Daihatsu Charade

Cooling system. car periodically overheats. Complete radiator flush, new clamps and thermostat all recently installed. Although there is no bleed valve, I bled the air out of the system by disabling the thermostsat in the radiator cap - running, filling, running, filling, etc. five times. There is no leakage anywhere but the temp gauge climbs up at the top of first gear, drops a little, goes up again until third gear, then slowly overheats again. What's going on?


Sounds like the fins on the water pump are worn down or there is still and air bubble in the system. hope this helps ... 1988 Toyota Cressida

Do I need to bleed the system after replacing the radiator cap?


Definitely recommended - Process is fairly simple, let the vehicle idle and/or reach normal operating temperature - turn the"bleed screw" slightly open and note as the air bubbles escapes from the screw. Also make sure the radiator is topped up with ... 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1994 Toyota pickup / 4WD / 4 cyl. Replaced heater core. Checked heater control valve- working correctly. Filled system from upper hoses at firewall to fill heater core. Connected hoses. replaced thermostat with known-tested good one. Filled rest of system and went thru 2 jugs of antifreeze to get system to stop pushing air out at the radiator and still very little warm air coming from the vents. Just how much filling of the system needs to be done before bleeding air is finished for correct


You could try running engine and open top heater core hose highest point should bleed it fully, failing that look at manual should tell how much water is in system ... 1994 Toyota Pickup

A3 2.0 TDI changed radiator, how do you bleed the system


If you have no radiator cap that can be removed, you will probably have to do repeated cycles of engine temperature and just add coolant to the overflow until the engine stops draining it.\015\012This isn't like a hydraulic (brake) system so the chan ... 2005 Audi A3

1997 honda civic over temp. Have replaced radiator, hoses and thermostat. Ran well for awhile and then started to overheat. Checked the coolant reservor and found it empty. Refilled and tried to bleed cooling system. With radiator cap off and heater on high I let the engine warm up to above normal level. Fan did not run and did not notice any coolant moving thru the top of the coil in the radiator. I jumped the cooling fan electrical terminals and fan ran ok. I am suspecting the new thermostat i


Generally if one hose is hot, and the other hose is cold it indicates that they water is not circulating. You could have a defective thermostat. Take the thermostat out and run the engine without it. With the radiator cap off you should see a lot ... 1997 Honda Civic

How to bleed cooling system on a 3100 Buick Century?


If there is a bleed valve near the upper radiator hose, you can use that.If not, you would have to run the engine with the cap loose until the thermostat opens to let the air escape. ... 2003 Buick Century

2002 Buick Century - low coolant indicator lit up twice in an hour and hasn't done it again. The dealership suggested a complete coolant flush and radiator flush. They said lower intake gasket is leaking into the coolant system. Does this sound plausable? How long with the system flush correct the problem? Also, how much should one expect to pay for this service? I'm asking on behalf of my mom who is in TN. The vehicle has less than 50K miles.


The intakes on the 3.1 engines are bad to leak,most likely is the problem,cost could be up to 360.00 depending on all the do,changing and flushing cooling system,and adding expesive antifreeze.I hope this was somewhat helpfull,maybe not good news,but ... 2002 Buick Century

I have a 2000 monte carlo with 3.4.I changed lower intake gasket but now it over heats every morning .When i open hood the fluid is going out overflow so i crack the bleeder 2 or 3 times and then its fine till next morning then samething happens.Car has new water pump, radiator,thermostat ,radiator cap .I have bleed system alot can anyone help?


Do you have a repair manual with the correct torque specs for the bolts--there may be other bad gaskets too--inspec entire system or perform leak tests ... Chevrolet Monte Carlo

I need to bleed the radiator system. Where is the bleed valve?


Uncap the radiator, and unscrew the radiator drain plug. Normally, this \015\012drain plug is located on the inside bottom of the radiator, but models \015\012will vary. Once the drain plug is unscrewed, coolant will rush out into \015\012the drain p ... 1998 Mazda Protege

I have an 1990 subaru liberty with an ej 22 eng. Have just completed replacing heads. The problem i have is trying to bleed the cooling system, the thermostat is new as is all hoses and water pump. l have lifted the front of eng and ran for 5 mins at revs. it just seems as though there is no air in the system but the problem is, is that the bottom hose wont heat up nor will the rh side of the radiator. Have removedthe thermostat and tested it which was fine, re bled it, test drove it and still t


They can be very difficult to bleed. The front if the car needs to be raised over 30 degrees, run the car with heater on, put a cut off bottle in the radiator to bring the water level over the top if everything else. This should do it. May need to ru ... Subaru GL

OUR 2006 BMW 530XI KEEPS OVERHEATING.WE REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT AND IT'S STILL OVERHEATING. THE MECHANIC WAS GOING TO BLEED THE SYSTEM BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WILL HELP.DO YOU THINK IT'S THE WATER PUMP OR DO THEY NEED TO DO A RADIATOR FLUSH? APPARENTLY SOME CRITTERS BUILT A NEST BY THE RADIATOR BUT THEY PULLED ALL THAT OUT.I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO AND I'VE BEEN W/O A CAR FOR 4 DAYS NOW.WOULDN'T A DIAGNOSTIC TEST TELL YOU AT LEAST SOMETHING? THEY SUPPOSEDLY DID THAT BUT THOUGHT IT WAS THE TH


2006 bmw 530xi have a electric water pump (next to the thermostat). Common to go bad. There should be no heat in the car and "overheating" pops up. Electric water pump $495.00 ... BMW 530

1996 chevy cavalier keeps overheating, changed water pump, thermostat, head redone, hoses are good, radiator is fine, bleed the system & it keeps getting air in the system. WTH! HELP!


... Chevrolet Cavalier

Engine overheating I have a Peugeot 106 XL 1.4 5 door Auto, 1998. The water temp warning light kept coming on. I have a new radiator, checked the thermostat (by boiling it). I have left the thermostat out and the engine now runs (at tickover) without the light coming on, just the fans cutting in on demand. I am not in a position to drive it far. However, I have no heat in the heater and I am begining to doubt the water pump. I have tried to bleed the air out of the system at the bleed valve on t


Take one of you heater hoses off then start engine ... 2005 Peugeot 405

HI my 51plate golf seems like it has an airlock in the cooling system heaters blow cold replaced thermostat has new radiator and i seem to be getting alot of pressure building up in the bottom hose and the hose seems to go hot then freezing cold how do u bleed the system thanks


Dont get many faults with heater matrix in 51 plate golfs,but its a very common fault you have........the water pump impellor breaks up and dont move the water round the system,and the system is self bleeding.. ... 2001 Volkswagen Golf
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.4088 seconds