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Car runs at normal temp. but heater does not heat

Can't find the drain plug to flush cooling system..just bought the car for my teenage daughter...coolant is very brown color.

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Get a prestone flush kit. Splice in the t adaper with the heater hose and follow the directions. Check petcock on side of radiator for drain plug or remove lower radiator hose if you want to drain it next time.

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