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Locate engine block antifreeze drain plug

I need to drain the antifreeze from the block of my 1998 Ford Windstar so that I can replace the lower plenum intake manifold gasket.

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Well you dont actully have to drain the the block its self. There should be a drain on the radiator on either the right or left bottom side of the radiator.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • grd brg Sep 03, 2011

    On the 2002 Windstar there is a 3/8" square head antifreeze drain plug above the starter. This drains the left bank of the block and can be replaced with a 1/4" pipe valve.



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