if there is no radiator cap on a '97 deville how do you bleed the air out of the system while filling it with coolant

Asked by Jul 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM about the Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

121,105

What I read earlier while looking into your other question is that you fill as best you can thru lower radiator hose then top off resivoir to full cold mark. Crank up and watch for the bubbles in the resivoir and top it off as needed. Will try to find the procedure and get you a link to it.

1 people found this helpful.
70

I believe there is a bleeder screw located on or near the Thermostat housing. Crack it loose while filling the resevior on the system ( Not running/ Cold ) and then again with it warmed up but not hot.

2 people found this helpful.
121,105

Mix up a couple of gallons of 60/40 DEX-COOL and water (distilled, if you're anal). Crush 3 Bar's/GM supplement tablets (ONLY tablets...no liquids) obtained from your dealer, cheap, or a large parts store, cheaper. Place the mess in the lower hose and reinstall it with the clamp in the same place as before (dents in hose). Funnel in as much of the coolant mix as possible, filling the surge tank to the COLD arrow indicator on the front side. Leave the tank cap off. Start, warm up, and check for leaks. Let it idle for 10 minutes while you watch the level in the surge tank. You should see spurts and bubbles come from the bleeder hose. When all seems well, reinstall the air deflector and lower the car. Let it cool and return the coolant to the level indicator on the tank. Dispose of the old coolant - it's poison. Go for a short drive and once again, check the coolant level. ----- found this on http://www.cadillacforums.com/

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

DeVille

Looking for a Used DeVille in your area?

CarGurus has 1,258 nationwide DeVille listings starting at $1,988.

ZIP:

Cadillac DeVille Experts

  • #1
    kikero
    Reputation
    2,300
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    2,060
  • #3
    Cynthiasmith
    Reputation
    1,800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DTS
28 Great Deals out of 1,358 listings starting at $2,997
Used Cadillac Eldorado
273 listings starting at $2,495
Used Cadillac CTS
166 Great Deals out of 7,914 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac Seville
248 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
385 Great Deals out of 25,585 listings starting at $900
Used Lincoln Town Car
21 Great Deals out of 1,347 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac Escalade
203 Great Deals out of 11,917 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac STS
17 Great Deals out of 709 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
97 Great Deals out of 15,307 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Caprice
131 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chrysler 300
307 Great Deals out of 19,343 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
241 Great Deals out of 28,682 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Charger
249 Great Deals out of 32,800 listings starting at $2,000

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.