2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L - Filling The Engine Coolant System




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John Barrera: Even though you uploaded this video over a year ago, I just wanted to let you know that this video is still helping people (like me!). My wife and I recently bought a 2001 Dodge Durango. I was surprised that our Durango started running hot even after I added antifreeze. Thinking the worst, I came to Youtube to find some insight and I found your video! I bled the system and added coolant according to your instructions and presto, no longer running hot! Thanks again! I really appreciate it!

TheTexasCoder: Thank you for watching and for the comment! I am glad the video helped!

TheTexasCoder: You will need to have the system full (coolant) and then open the valve, and fill it again till you see coolant at the top of the bleed valve. You can then run the vehicle and once the thermostat opens, you should see the level drop. Once the level stays full at normal operating temperature, your coolant level will be full. Hope this helps!

51esparza: it worked, thanks a lot man

MOTOCOMPOUSA: im going to try this on sat I will let you know if it will solve my coolant noises i hear when i accelerate

Pat Grant: Thanks very helpful!!

TheTexasCoder: Thank you for the kind words! I am glad the video helped, and it is one of the reasons I still post to YouTube. The videos have helped me in the past, so I wanted to give a little back to the community. Glad to meet another Dodge owner, keep that Durango rolling and on the road. Take care!

51esparza: I got an air bubble in the coolant system, do I just run the engine with the bleed valve open?

Stephen Meyers: Thanks for posting this. I had never changed the coolant on my 2003 Dakota before, and this video helped me greatly! You're awesome!

laynek: Hey thetexascoder what could happen if you don't bleed it?

MrT1193: Thank you so much for making the video. I really appreciate it.

pandapower63: Thank you for this video! You helped me when I needed it. On one of your videos you mention the "flick the key on off on off then leave it on on" trick to read the codes. You said it works on your 2001 and had asked if it works on any other years. It works on my 2003 4.7L quad cab 4x4. Thanks again!

TheTexasCoder: @dmcguinn1 Hey man! Good to hear from you!! Thanks for the info on the Lisle, I have seen that a couple of times and wondered if it worked well. It certainly would be easier than messing with that bleed screw, that thing is so "soft" that it strips. Thanks man for watching, and for posting about the Lisle. Talk to you soon!

dmcguinn1: There is a special funnel that I use specifically for bleeding coolant. It will let ALL the air escape from your system & wont spill any coolant. Its a "Lisle 24610 Spill-Free Funnel". It's $24.09 on amazon & I HIGHLY recommend getting one. An air bubble in your cooling system will cause problems eventually. Basically with the spill free funnel, fill it half way up & let your vehicle idle for 30 min & all of the air will escape & you pour the remainder back in the jug or in the reservior.

Joe Weddington: Thanks for posting man this really helped me solve an weekend repair issue that would have otherwise blown my weekend time when I get to go get my son and hang out with him. You saved the day brother!

DemoFly: I love how easy these dakotas are to work on (Apart from those darn upstream O2 sensors!).

Piranha42: Thanks great vid

TheTexasCoder: Hi there! Coolant boils when it is not pressurized, so having air in the system allows the coolant to boil and drastically inhibits it's ability to absorb engine heat, causing overheating issues, and in some vehicles idling issues. Good question, thanks for posting and watching!

TheTexasCoder: Thank you for the comment and for watching! I am glad the video helped!

dragonox2010: My 2003 3.9 doesn't have a bleeder like you show in the video....help

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