95 Dodge Intrepid 3.5 LITER

Tiny
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I have a 95 dodge intrepid that is over heating I replaced the thermostat and that did not help air seems to be getting in to the coolant system I bled the system from the bleeder on the thermostat housing and that seemed to fix the problem for a while but it started to over heat again about two months later tried bleeding air out again but now im getting nothing but air and the resevoir is full PLEASE HELP!
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Sunday, December 31st, 2006 AT 4:41 PM

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Tiny
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The 3.5 motor is a difficult one to bleed at times. I don't recall exact procedure, but you need to have the front end jacked up to do it.
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Sunday, December 31st, 2006 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Could really use a little more info than that im stumped right now
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Sunday, December 31st, 2006 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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I was hoping someone else would have jumped in that knew. I'll research it when I'm back to work monday, if you still have the problem. Let me know.
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Friday, January 5th, 2007 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Could really use a little more info than that im stumped right now[/quote:451c877ddb]

Hey dub,
Fill your system thru the upper radiator hose first, then fill it the rest of the way from the resv. There may also be another bleeder located in the cooling system somewhere. Remember that to properly bleed the system, the bleeder located at the highest point in the cooling system is the one you want to go for last! Let me know!

Chris
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Saturday, January 6th, 2007 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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3.5 Bleed procedure:
1-jack up front of car
2-loosen the heater outlet hose. ( You will appreciate the inconsideration of engineers on this)
3-Place 5/16 clear vinyl hose on bleeder on thermostat housing, opened bleeder screw, run hose to jug on floor.
4-Using a pressure tester, pump pressure and watch hose. When coolant flows without bubbles, close bleeder. Wait a few minutes and repeat until hose is clear consistently.
5-Listen for air escaping from heater hose. When the air stops and coolant starts running, replace heater hose clamp.
6- NEVER let coolant tank run out of coolant.
7- Start car and aain with pressureon system, continue to open bleeder screw, let run until clear, close again, open again, as much as needed until you get no air bubbles.
8-When the car is close to fan operation temp (210 F?) Don t open bleeder.
9- open bleeder again just after fan shuts off.
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Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 7:56 PM

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