Question about 2004 Dodge Stratus
Their is no longer a drain plug on the radiators of modern cars. If you must drain it, loosen or disconect the bottom hose. Why is it running hot? Radiator need cleaning out?
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
The drain plug is on the bottom of the rediator on the drivers side on the back side of the radiator.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Make sure you put in the correct temp thermostat. GM usually has 2. A low temp and a high temp. Most shops will give ya the high temp just because thats usually what the book calls for. you might want to try a low temp. Also, sometimes, when a car runs hot and everything has been repaired....well, almost everything......it might be the head gaskets. And those my friend are no easy task. But..somewhere to start. have your cooling system pressure tested. Only way to really know for sure. Oh..also make sure your fan is working!!!! You might have a faulty fan switch.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Hi Jamel I am a Master Diagnostic technician for Toyota, first if the old radiator had a melted neck where the cap screws the engine overheat bad and probably needs a head-gasket job. also there is the probability of air in the system, so let the car run without the cap, if you do this and the coolant start coming out of the radiator immediately there is a head-gasket problem, if the coolant comes out after let said 5 minutes of running no cup the thermostat is stuck close or there is a restriction like corrosion or kink, collapsed hose etc.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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