Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How Long Does an Air Bleed Housing Assembly Last?

air bleed

The air bleed housing assembly is located near the rear of your car’s engine. It is part of the cooling system, and consists of a small housing that has an attached bleeder valve. It only comes into play after your coolant has been changed – it allows air to leave the system, and prevents the engine from overheating. Coolant is, of course, vital to your car’s operation, and not just in the summer months. In winter, if you were to just run water in your car’s cooling system, it could expand and freeze solid, resulting in serious engine damage. If there is air in the lines, regardless of the time of year, the engine could overheat, and again, there could be extensive damage.

Your air bleed housing assembly is not always working. As we’ve said, it only does its job when your coolant is changed. That said, though, it is always present in your vehicle, and that means that like many other vehicle parts, it is vulnerable to corrosion – even more so than parts that are used all the time. Once it corrodes, it will stop working. Usually, you can expect to get about five years out of your air bleed housing assembly before it needs to be replaced.

Signs that your air bleed housing assembly needs to be replaced include:

  • Housing leaks coolant
  • Bleeder valve does not open

A damaged air bleed housing will not affect the operation of your vehicle – until you change your coolant. You should have the housing checked any time that you bring your car in for a coolant change, and if damaged, have an expert mechanic replace your air bleed housing assembly.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Shutterstock.com Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....
Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch...


Related questions

Q: Makes a popping noice and blows out white smoke real bad. I don't know what the issue is. Any ideas?

Hi there. It seems that there could be a head gasket or intake manifold gasket is leaking causing coolant to enter the combustion chamber make the white smoke and the engine to have a popping noise. Also, since you have...

Q: Temperature goes into the red zone during slow driving or idling

Hi there. If this occurred right after the work was performed then it is possible that there is air still stuck in the cooling system, but from what you are explaining with the AC, it sounds more like a cooling...

Q: Radiator hose busted

Hi there, the engine cooling system is a sealed system to prevent coolant from getting out into the environment. Coolant all over the top of the engine and steam when the engine is warm and stopped indicates a leak in...