Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
Typically they are on the drivers side. It will be a white plug with a 1/4 inch square notch in the middle.
I would not drain the radiator with the drain. They are known to break the o-ring and leak after wards. It is usually much easier to pull the lower hose and let the radiator drain that way.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
on the drivers side under vehicle there is a little spout (plastic) turn it counter clockwise if this does not work undo valve hose
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
On the 3.1 and 4.3 V6 remove the windshield wiper module cover and rotate the engine for service access to the rear spark plugs. You can rotate the engine by disconnecting the two dog bone engine mounts and push the car forward with a friend then place the emergency brakes to keep the car from moving back and place a wheel chuck just to make sure the car is not going to move. Don't want to loose an arm. Good luck and hoe this helps and be careful not to over rotate the engine in to the radiator.
I had a 96 grand am 3.1 liter, and I don't need to remove the alternator to change the rear 3 plugs. What I do is remove the small air duct running from the alternator to where the hood meets the windshield. It should come off pretty easily. It has rubber ends which slide onto the alternator, and the vent by the windshield that it hooks up to. After that, disconnect all of the electrical plugs that meet up around the same spot that the air duct was and move them out of the way. In my experience, this has provided me with enough room to get a ratchet in there and remove the plugs. Make sure you use a spark plug socket has a rubber grip on it to hold on to the plug while you position it. If you don't do this, you will likely end up dropping the plug into the little area surrounding the plug hole, and it takes forever to get it out to try again. Also, when removing the old plugs, try to remember the angle that they went in on because you can't really see back there. It makes it a lot easier when inserting the new plugs if you get in there at the correct angle. This is for the person who it tinny and get in to different body positions.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
A cross-flow radiator is used on most models. The radiators used on automatic transaxle models are equipped with oil coolers with inlet and outlet fittings for transmission fluid circulation. An aluminum-plastic radiator can be identified by the black plastic side tanks and aluminum radiator.
If the engine cooling fan was removed while the vehicle was in the air, install the assembly and attach all electrical wiring.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
Thank you for the Inquiry.
Radiator drain plug
Drivers side of the radiator at the bottom of the tank. It's a small black plug.
It's easer to open the bottom radiator hose and drain from there.
Posted on Jun 03, 2011
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