How To Bleed Air From Radiator Car In '94 Ford Taurus
Need to know how to bleed air from the radiator of a car in a '94 Ford Taurus? Although some cars are fitted with a radiator bleeder valve, the '94 Ford Taurus is not. Bleeding air from the radiator of your Ford Taurus is a very simple task, and one which should be carried out if you notice the engine overheating slightly by watching the temperature gauge. An over-heating engine is bad news as it can cause the cylinder head to crack or warp, costing you lots of money to fix. If bleeding the air from the radiator does not fix the problem, any air bubbles in the system could have caused damage to the thermostat.
To bleed air from the radiator of a '94 Ford Taurus, you will need:
- A trolley jack
- Axle stands
- Anti-freeze or coolant
- As you will be working near your Ford Taurus' radiator and coolant, make sure the car's engine is cold. Remove the radiator cap by pushing downwards and turning counter-clockwise.
- Most of the time, bleeding air from a radiator can be done without jacking up the front end of the car. However, this does help the air bubbles to disperse more quickly. Jack it up so the top of the radiator is higher than the top of the engine. Secure your '94 Ford Taurus onto axle stands and make sure the car is in park and has the handbrake engaged.
- Start the car and let it idle for around twenty minutes. This gets the car up to temperature and, as there is no wind rushing onto the radiator, the thermostatically controlled fan will kick in. This will drive the air bubbles out into the atmosphere.
- You might notice that the coolant level drops as the air bubbles have been dispersed. Be careful as the coolant will now be hot. Top off the coolant with a mixture of equal parts water and anti-freeze. Wait until the fan kicks in again and top off the mixture again. Switch off the engine and allow it to cool slightly before refitting the radiator cap.
- Lower the car off the axle stands and check the coolant level, topping it off if necessary. Take the car for a test drive to allow the system to fully cool the engine. This is how you bleed air from your '94 Ford Taurus' radiator.