Replaced thermostat on 2002 Aztec still getting hot opened bleeder blew air out for an hour before getting hot again how long does it take to bleed system?

Asked by Jun 05, 2017 at 04:45 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Aztek

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

980

Turn vehicle off open bleeder fill the cooling system while off until coolant starts coming out of bleeder by water pump. Tighten bleeder and close system. Restart and let idle with heat on and periodically while temperature is coming up open bleeder and make sure coolant is coming out and close back. Monitor temperature in vehicle. Hold throttle at about 1500 rpm and make sure you're getting heat out of vents. Replacing a thermostat vehicle temp may get up to about 3/4 on temp gauge and monitor fans coming on a little over half way. Still periodically open bleeder to make sure you have coolant flow by water pump. Engines are notorious for air pockets in system

1 people found this helpful.
980

If coolant fans aren't coming on at about 215 degrees. Temperature sensor may be bad

Your Answer:

Pontiac Aztek Experts

  • #1
    ejhern
    Reputation
    250
  • #2
    Thomas Killen
    Reputation
    210
  • #3
    Lmorgan2005
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick Rendezvous
26 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
46 Great Deals out of 1,657 listings starting at $2,950
Used Toyota Camry
53 Great Deals out of 1,906 listings starting at $100
Used Pontiac Vibe
144 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
33 Great Deals out of 1,065 listings starting at $10,988
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
53 Great Deals out of 4,807 listings starting at $3,979
Used Saturn VUE
69 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
141 Great Deals out of 4,731 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tracker
5 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford F-150
129 Great Deals out of 12,050 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Taurus
14 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $5,795
Used Honda Accord
43 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
33 Great Deals out of 985 listings starting at $1,734

Used Cars for Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.