Question about 2004 Dodge Stratus

2 Answers

Overheating car is running hot and can't find drain plug on radiator

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,692 Answers

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

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,920 Answers

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

5 Suggested Answers

  • 90 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 Grand Am GT radiator fans will not run

Hi, where was the car loosing water from please?

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: 1997 cadillac eldorado running hot

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

  • 271 Answers

SOURCE: car overheating, coolant in resevoir cold,

First-change the thermostat and bleed the system.If the problem is still there change the water pump.

Posted on May 15, 2010

  • 242 Answers

SOURCE: Car overheating radiator was changed

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.

Posted on Dec 19, 2010

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Recently had a new water pump fitted to my jeep Cherokee but it's still overheating and the heater in the car doesn't work. Any idea what might be causing this


if no leaks in hoses, then flush out the radiator etc, there maybe a plug up in system. also change thermostat. God-Bless! and hope this helps you.

Apr 24, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i change the radiator fluid?


Most radiators have a drain plug on the bottom tank the engine block also has a drain plug . Remove the radiator cap ,open both drains ,let all the coolant run out, if there is no radiator plug remove the lower hose , remove the heater demister hoses, with the heater control on hot flush out all the coolant from the heater radiator. with a garden hose, till the water runs clean, tighten the radiator plug or re fit the hose,put a garden hose into the radiator and flush out till the water at the block plug runs clean ,refit the heater hoses, refit the block plug, fill the radiator from the hose leave the cap off , If it has a overflow tank clean and flush it. start and run engine for 5 minutes top up radiator if needed . stop engine and drain out all water. most important that all old coolant is drained out, only buy the best coolant you can . If you make up your own use only distilled water. keep some to top up with never mix with another brand. Fill radiator with coolant top up over flow tank, run engine top up coolant as needed, refit radiator cap run for another 10 minutes check for leaks,

Oct 14, 2014 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2 Answers

I want to learn how to drain and flush my radiator. I need help on how to do so without making as mess


well its bound to make a little mess but you should have a drain plug on the radiator at the bottom towards the engine side on one of the 2 tanks (sides of radiator ) unscrew drain plug and let drain into a pail or pan ( 2 gallon ) after it drains remove lower radiator hose. use a garden hose and fill radiator and let it flush for a little, hook lower radiator hose back, tighten drain plug and fill with a 50/50 mix new antifreeze,

Feb 07, 2011 | 1996 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Wee is the drain plug on the radiator of a 1996 mercury sable


Hi!!
Drain plug is located on the bottom of the radiator, usually driver's side, it has to be accessed from the bottom of the vehicle. DO NOT OPEN DRAIN PLUG WHEN ENGINE IS HOT OR RUNNING. A 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question. Thank you for using FixYa

Oct 01, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Sable

2 Answers

How to drain radiator


hello. on the drivers side of radiator is a drain. here is a picture and the instructions for draining the coolant out.



  • Install a tube on the radiator drain. Place the end of the tube in the drain pan.
  • After the engine cools down, remove the radiator cap.
  • Completely open the radiator drain ****.
  • Allow the coolant to drain from the system until the flow stops.
  • Place a drain pan under the block drain hole plug.
  • Remove the drain hole plug from the engine block.
  • Allow the coolant to drain from the block until the flow stops. There may be more drainage from the radiator at this time.
  • Install the block drain hole plug.
  • Close the radiator drain ****.


  • 1ab38d9.gif

    Jul 04, 2010 | 1997 GMC Suburban

    1 Answer

    Drain plug radiator location


    Hi!!!

    Drain plug is located on radiator bottom facing engine, driver side.

    Note: Never open drain plug when radiator is hot, wait for it to cool down, remove radiator cap to release pressure then open drain plug.

    Don't forget to rate this answer!!

    Apr 19, 2010 | 2003 GMC Envoy

    2 Answers

    Can't locate the radiator drain plug


    Hi there.
    Not all radiators have drain plugs as stated in the books but all you need to do is to take off the bottom hose from the radiator and let out all the contents ,,but it wont compleatly drain the engine of water,, but if your going to refill with Antifreeze then just add extra strenth antifreeze
    and check all hose clips for tightness and turn on the heater to hot when draining water from radiator, and top up antifreeze when refilled
    after running for 12 minutes. RON

    Nov 15, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet S-10

    2 Answers

    How to flush radiator in a 2004 Mitsubishi endeavor


    Drain your existing coolant from the coolant system there should be a drain petcock on your radiator along the bottem. Once the coolant is drained add water and a radiator flush solution, availeable from most auto parts stores, refill your coolant system and run your engine usually 10 minutes or more. Check the instructions on the type of cleaning solution you buy. Afterward drain the coolant system, flush with water by filling and running it again, then drain and service with proper level of coolant. Always remember to let your engine cool between runs to safely remove your radiator cap DO NOT remove the radiator cap if engine is still hot from running.

    Nov 04, 2009 | 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

    1 Answer

    How do you drain radiator?


    Draining water from your radiator? Take a look at the
    bottom portion of your radiator and find a screwed plug.
    Just unscrew this, and drain the water. Take care that
    you do not do this while the engine is still hot, water coming out is HOT.

    Oct 17, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Quest

    2 Answers

    How do i change coolant ,I drained system from resivoir cause there is no rad cap but trying to refill with coolant is impossible the system wont take fluid out of resivor now and light gage inside says...


    see if you can remove top radiator hose at highest oint on motor  and fill, you can drain coolant at bottom of radiator with wing nut type drain fitting

    Sep 27, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    2004 Dodge Stratus Logo

    Related Topics:

    261 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dodge Experts

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    70387 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22041 Answers

    Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte

    Level 3 Expert

    6878 Answers

    Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...