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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 01/26/13 8:28 pm PST

    I think there's only one on the 2.4L engine, not the 2.2, so if you have the 2.2, this bleeder valve description won't apply and then you just go on with normal filling procedure shown below.



    On vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.

    Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.
    Start the engine with the pressure cap off. Let the engine run until the upper radiator hose starts to get hot.
    If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.
    Important: After servicing the cooling system, and if the vehicle is equipped with an intermittent low coolant light, an occasional low coolant light may be encountered during some extreme driving maneuvers. This complaint should be eliminated by removing the surge tank cap and adding coolant to a level just at or above the full cold line when the system is cold.

    Install the cap onto the tank with hand tight pressure.

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  • 1johnny 01/26/13 6:49 pm PST

    Some closed cooling systems do not have a bleeder valve.

  • MrShift@Edmunds 01/26/13 8:28 pm PST

    I think there's only one on the 2.4L engine, not the 2.2, so if you have the 2.2, this bleeder valve description won't apply and then you just go on with normal filling procedure shown below.



    On vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine, open the coolant air bleed valve. The coolant air bleed valve is located on the top of the thermostat bypass pipe/heater pipe assembly. Close the valve once a continuous stream of coolant is expelled from the valve.

    Fill the surge tank to the base of the filler neck.
    Start the engine with the pressure cap off. Let the engine run until the upper radiator hose starts to get hot.
    If the coolant level in the surge tank is low, add the proper mix of coolant until the level reaches the full cold line.
    Important: After servicing the cooling system, and if the vehicle is equipped with an intermittent low coolant light, an occasional low coolant light may be encountered during some extreme driving maneuvers. This complaint should be eliminated by removing the surge tank cap and adding coolant to a level just at or above the full cold line when the system is cold.

    Install the cap onto the tank with hand tight pressure.

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