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Old 08 Jul 2009, 10:52 am
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I have just replaced the radiator on my 2001 Cruiser. I have never attempted this before and am happy everything fits back in and all the pipes are secure Only 1 bolt left over which is good for me !

What do I do now,how much coolant , where to put it,do I have to bleed the rad if so how how much water and does that only go in the rad itself or in with the coolant or both ?
Sorry a bit clueless.

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Old 08 Jul 2009, 12:00 pm
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Welcome to the Forum . Chrysler recommends a special anti freeze. You do NOT mix it with water. For many years now no water is needed just pure antifreeze.
There is a bleed screw near the top radiator hose. You'll have to fill and run the car and continue to fill while it runs, many times air is trapped in the heater. In your case unless you removed all of the coolant, it should still be full. Good Luck, let us know how it goes.
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"Only 1 bolt left over which is good for me !"



For your car's sake have someone with experience work on your car. You shouldn't touch it.
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 04:32 pm
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"Only 1 bolt left over which is good for me !"



For your car's sake have someone with experience work on your car. You shouldn't touch it.

Its fine,I'm sure I'll find a use for the extra bolt.

I just want to make sure I do the right thing with the radiator and don't mess up.
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 04:38 pm
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Welcome to the Forum . Chrysler recommends a special anti freeze. You do NOT mix it with water. For many years now no water is needed just pure antifreeze.
There is a bleed screw near the top radiator hose. You'll have to fill and run the car and continue to fill while it runs, many times air is trapped in the heater. In your case unless you removed all of the coolant, it should still be full. Good Luck, let us know how it goes.

Thanks for that.
You say I have to fill and run the car.Would I fill it from te plastic tank or direct into the radiator from the radiator cap.

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Old 08 Jul 2009, 05:21 pm
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Its fine,I'm sure I'll find a use for the extra bolt.

I just want to make sure I do the right thing with the radiator and don't mess up.
Bolts are put in strategic places, used in pairs for strength or in patterns so things don't loosen up. You have no idea what the consequences might be. You already messed up by not installing a bolt in it's proper place.
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 05:28 pm
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Ok chill out guy. I understand what your saying.
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 08:09 pm
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Fill directly into the radiator.
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I have never attempted this before and am happy everything fits back in and all the pipes are secure Only 1 bolt left over which is good for me !
Hopefully you'll have better luck rotating your tires.
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