Yesterday morning my tempture dial guage stopped working and the check engine light came on. When I flipped the DIC to the temp sensor it showed the - - - F flatline. From having seen this problem several times in prior threads I used the search to bring them up and found the common problem was a thermostat stuck open giving the P0128 code.
When I opened the radiator fill cap I discovered that the system was full of fluid however it was not the pinkish Dex-Cool that I was expecting but the lime greenish "normal" antifreeze. I know when and how it got in there but that's not my problem.
I picked up a new thermostat and a couple gallons of Dex-cool at NAPA to flush the green stuff out and replace it with the proper coollant in my '06 2.4 LT.
Therein lies the problem... owners manual states "Your engine has a specific cooling system drain and fill proceedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. If your engine's cooling system needs to be drained and re-filled, please see your dealer."
Does anyone have a link to or know where I could find the procedure?
Seeing the dealer just ain't gonna happen.