Coolant Bleeder O.D. is Stripped - Chrysler Forum - Chrysler Enthusiast Forums


Chrysler PT Cruiser Offering a sedan and 2 door convertible, both of which offer a naturally aspirated or turbocharged engine, this car has something to offer everyone

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-01-2017, 02:27 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Default Coolant Bleeder O.D. is Stripped

I just replaced my radiator, fan, and thermostat on a '01 PT Cruiser, 2.4L, automatic transmission, and I cannot open the coolant bleeder because the O.D. is stripped and stuck. I don't want to have to take the radiator back out, but I cannot get the bleeder to break free because I have no leverage. The space is too small for a typical pipe wrench or pair of vice grips. I used PB Blaster and 5" vice grips without budging it. I appreciate your help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-01-2017, 04:28 PM
dcotter0579's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit suburb
Posts: 4,674
Default

Fill the system as much as you can. The air will tend to work its way our over several warm-up and cool-down cycles. Top up the system every couple of days until the air is out. Be very careful with pipe wrenches and vice grips. Those parts are delicate and not made for that kind of force. You're not dealing with cast iron pipe there.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks for the advice. I just didn't know that would work. I have heard you had to use the bleeder valve or else there would be overheating.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcotter0579 View Post
Fill the system as much as you can. The air will tend to work its way our over several warm-up and cool-down cycles. Top up the system every couple of days until the air is out. Be very careful with pipe wrenches and vice grips. Those parts are delicate and not made for that kind of force. You're not dealing with cast iron pipe there.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 Bleeder Removal dbouchard01 Chrysler 200 & Sebring 3 10-09-2013 09:55 AM
just stripped 2001 chrysler sebring convertible, do you need parts? macantley PRIVATE For Sale / Trade Classifieds 6 04-26-2013 06:59 AM
HELP!!!!!!Oil Pan Drain Plug Head Stripped By Shop Ribguy Chrysler 200 & Sebring 1 10-27-2011 11:27 PM
Coolant leak 2002 Sebring not from bleeder block jimG Chrysler 200 & Sebring 5 09-08-2010 01:26 PM
stripped radiator bleeder threads hockey8720 300M, Concorde, LHS, New Yorker 1 10-04-2009 09:46 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.