The order in which this happened on my car was: heater cap, radiator, firewall bleeder, and thermostat bleeder. So don't drive too enthusiastically right after you change the coolant! The valves can now be opened. Coolant You will need approximately 12 litres of coolant to carry out a coolant change the full capacity of the system is 12. Step 2 Underneath your car, below the radiator, you'll find hole near the the edge of the front bumper. One is on the radiator driver's side , and the other is on the heater core. The rear of the car is towards the bottom of the picture. At this time, you can install the driver side Innovative mount that attaches to the frame of the car.
The most common reason for the cooling system to fail is because the gasket on the radiator cap has failed. To do this use a punch with a hammer to lift them, once they are clear you can use the socket to take the axle nut off. If you have to flush the system, when you put the new coolant in you have to attach bleeder hoses to the radiator and the heater in the front, so that the air can be bled out. Next up is to connect some clear hoses to each of the air bleeder valves. Clean up any spills immediately. Another 2 or 3 gallons of water from my home reverse osmosis unit filled it up. This will close the cooling lines that connect the engine with the radiator.
This is primarily because the engine is in the middle and the radiator is at the front. Strip them and prepare them for crimping. I had to give the valves another 1-2 full twists before I heard a hiss from the air rushing out. Brake fluid is also hygroscopic which means it absorbs water. It's a great car but it's not the same. Toyota has several thermostats for the MkI. I started with the radiator.
You can now start to add coolant into the over flow bottle in the engine bay. The radiator cap is a typical 60,000 mile repair item. The will not fit with this on. Additionally, the level in the expansion tank should be kept above the minimum level at all times to prevent air being sucked back into the system as it cools down. If it does not stop leaking then the o-ring seal may have failed, replacements can be bought and fitted. Once the crossmember is torqued to spec you can go around and tighten all the mount's left loose to spec as well. If the rear air bleeder valve fails, coolant will be able to travel from the thermostat housing directly to the coolant overflow bottle.
This is somewhat expensive, but it does have the advantage of being pre-mixed to the correct concentration. At least it's got flippy headlights. It doesn't have a clutched blower. Ok now put your black piece back onto the end of your hose. View of the plugs for draining the pipes.
Wait to install all the other mounts. Close the bleed valves and replace the pressure cap, but only to its first stop. You may want to close everything up leave the cap on the first click and go for a very short drive, to try to jostle the air bubbles to the highest location, and then allow it to cool, and add more coolant. I do the same with the intercooler. The hoses have to be hung, in some manner, so that they are higher than the filler neck. I'm not sure how old of coolant but if I just top up new coolant on existing without knowing how old it is lets assume its old , would it be problem or bad for a car? In the general case, the air can usually be removed from the system by running the engine for several minutes without the radiator cap.
You can use this as it is. If air has entered the cooling system because of a failed radiator cap or a thermostat replacement operation, you will need to bleed the cooling system. There are 3 areas to drain from: radiator, radiator pipes, and engine. The quality of the water that is used to flush the system may also be relevant. Start by bolting in the two bolts to the mount on the engine block.
Once the axles is in push the hub forcefully toward the middle of the car. Put the open end of the tubes into a bottle or bucket to collect overflow. If that happens, Bleed the system again steps 7-9. If not You can usually reach it by sticking your hand uncerneath if you know where it is. Also do not forgot to put the axles nuts on the new axle. We suggest using a angle grinder with a cutting wheel.
Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. You can unbolt the hardline from the firewall and use a pipe cutter to shorten it. You can use this as it is. Toyota has an elaborate method for how this is supposed to be handled. Step 3 The radiator drain plug can be hard to find.