Vehicle is not equipped with bleeder bolts. Use the radiator cap to bleed. Remove cap with cold egine and top up as necessary.
Close radiator cap and start engine and allow to idle for 5 minutes. Allow engine to cool before opening radiator cap to recheck level. Repeat process if necessary. Check for leaks if coolant is depleting.
If the thermostat is working correctly, the temperature gauge would be constant and does not fluctuate with A/C operating or not.
If you have coolant in system, the thermostat is less likely to require replacement as the coolant is a form of lubricant and protectant for the thermostat.
Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 8:54 PM