how to remove air pocket in colling system

Asked by Jul 16, 2013 at 08:48 PM about the 2004 Kia Optima EX V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

egine heats when idling or in town with a lot of red lights. stays cool on highway, changed thermostat, and the fan does turn on when it is suppose to.

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if the translucent reservoir is filled to the "full cold" mark, and the dip tube on the cap is in place the system will belch itself~....else a weak waterpump, restricted flow (from prior overheat) or bad coolant could precipitate this condition~

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recommend a new temp sender for your fan troubles~

sorry none of those seem to be for the Optima...simply ask at your auto parts store...they'll give you the right one~

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Will belch with a clean two way cap, otherwise squeeze fat hoses while idling and cap off, look for bubbles in resover and add coolant as needed

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