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Unread 09-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Hey out there I'm new here and need some help.. Anyone know anything about 2000 Chevy Tracker 4X4's I just put a whole lot of rebuilt parts into this clunker, tried to refill rad and start circulation but no go. Darn thing blew up in my face, seems water wouldn't circulate into the enginel, any ideas. I tried parking on an upgrade then fill and warm up no go again.

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Probably plugged up intake manifold
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Hey out there I'm new here and need some help.. Anyone know anything about 2000 Chevy Tracker 4X4's I just put a whole lot of rebuilt parts into this clunker, tried to refill rad and start circulation but no go. Darn thing blew up in my face, seems water wouldn't circulate into the enginel, any ideas. I tried parking on an upgrade then fill and warm up no go again.
have you tried unhooking the radiator completely, and flowing a water hose through it?
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Haven't tried that yet but will do so tomorrow, Saturday. Thanks shifter08

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Thanks for the info i'll try flushing system. shifter08

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Did you try to just pour water into the rad to fill a dry system. You probably have an air lock and it overheated because of the air.

Look for a bleeder screw on the intake manifold, many imports have them. Open this and let the air out as you fill it. If you don't have a bleeder remove a small coolant hose from the throttle body until coolant comes out.

I always drill a tiny hole in the thermostat to bleed air out and I never get air locks.
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