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Old 06-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #11
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I also recently have been having the issues with the temp gauge. I hit a coyote going about 100km/hr and the animal just clipped the passanger front corner and cracked the rad. I replaced the rad today and since then the gauge has been fluctuating pretty bad. anyone have any advice on how to purge the system? My overflow rez is full to the top. I'm thinking this good be part of the problem.

Shouldn't have a problem removing the air from a 4 cylinder engine radiator, not sure about the V6.

Try putting something under the front wheels, or drive it up onto incline ramps, to raise the front end up a bit. This should cause air to migrate to the radiator neck.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #12
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The screw to bleed the system on the 4cyl is on top of the engine. It says next to it "do not open when hot" or something to that effect.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:47 PM   #13
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Tally, the V6 can be a PITA if not bled correctly. mine was. you know they have that funny lower hose. its a hose from the lower rad fitting, then it goes to that metal pipe, then back to a hose before connecting to the thermostat hosing.

the upper part of the lower hose blew on mine last year, the one from the therm housing to pipe. so i got it home, and backed it under a tree for shade. the tree was on a hill, so the nose was pointed down but i had more than enough room to get my BFA under there without getting the jack and jack stands.

i changed the hose and cussed the entire time. refilled the truck with it sitting nose down and it didnt take it 5 minutes of idling and the temp gause was pegged to the max with coolant blowing out everywhere.

then it hit me.......level ground. it was ok 10 minutes after that.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:20 AM   #14
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It appears as though the fan clutch has solved the problem.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:38 PM   #15
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Fan clutch will fool you. The ordinary hand checks and inspections may not turn up the problems they may have when they are actually in use.
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