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I am a novice when it comes to cars but I am trying to learn. Here is what is going on.

Car 97 Acura Cl I replaced the radiator in the summertime and forgot to put coolant back in the system. After the temperatures got below freezing and my car started to run a little rough I realized I had forgotten and added a 50/50 mix immediately.

When i would start my car the engine would auto/ghost rev itself VIDEO HERE and HERE

Some additional things:

-The car will drive for about 5 miles before it overheats. -The gas petal sticks when I first try to accelerate -When engine is idle the RPMs doesn't go back to zero. -The ghost revving doesn't happen everytime I start the car.

I have a feeling the coolant is not circulating through the radiator/engine. Is there a way to tell ?

Thank you for your help in advance. Trying to learn.

  • Did you check the thermostat when you replaced the radiator? Are you leaking water / coolant? – Grantly Jan 7 '18 at 1:37
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    hi there. I think I need to burp the coolant. I am having issues finding the bleeder bolt though... it's a acura cl 97 – Christina Rule Jan 7 '18 at 3:09
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    I cant wrap my head around someone having the skills to replace a radiator and forgetting to fill it. There is absolutely no way you drove for more than five minutes without coolant. Are you sure it was the radiator you replaced?? – agentp Jan 7 '18 at 4:52
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    ha. yes my ex replaced it for me. I just watched and learned. Any suggestions would be helpful – Christina Rule Jan 7 '18 at 8:44
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    I was driving it and all it had was water in it. Then temps feel and I remembered and put 50/50 in it right away. I can drive the car about 5 miles before it over heats. I read that it could be because there is air in the system and I need to "burp it" however I am having trouble finding the bleeding bolt. – Christina Rule Jan 9 '18 at 17:45

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