96 Accord 2.2 VTEC

Tiny
BEN30205
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
I recently had to change all the hoses and thermostat on my 96 Accord. I need to know the proper way to bleed the cooling system. I looked at other posts but I didnt see one that exactly told me where the block bleeding screw was located. What I have is to take out the bleeder on the thermo housing add coolant until no bubbles come out. I want to do a complete coolant swap. From the engine and entire system. If someone can give me the exact locations of the 2 bleeding screws I would really appreciate it. This is a great car but had been overheating, I found a bad hose and replaced but even when the coolant seems full I can drive it, it runs fine, then starts to overheat and nothing is going into the overflow. I think the coolant level is not really filling all the way, as if its got big air pockets in the system. Thanks in advance.

96 Accord Ex 2.2 Vtec 185,000 miles
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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 4:08 PM

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Tiny
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Only one bleed screw atthermostat housing. So your doing it right. Are cooling fans operating?
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes the fans are working properly. One runs as normal unless the A/C is on. Then they both kick on. I tried the old faithful filling and idling, but that didnt work. Thanks. I will use the bleeder on the T-housing and go from there. I was told that there is a bleeder on the waterpump. But I am not sure. Its not very easy to see the waterpump being located so low on the engine block. Thanks again for any help.
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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If overheating persists have block test done to see if traces of co/hc in coolant. Can get test kit at NAPA
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 AT 8:07 PM

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