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Where is the radiator drain plug for a Pontiac Grand AM SE, 2.4L 4cylnder?

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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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SOURCE: on a 96 pontiac transport, where is the radiator drain valve?

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

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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

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SOURCE: location of the radiator drain plug for 2001 Pontiac grand prix

doesnt have one ,remove the bottom hose

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SOURCE: remove/replace radiator--1997 pontiac grand am


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.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. If necessary for access to the radiator, remove the air intake duct assembly or air cleaner assembly.
  4. On automatic transaxles, disconnect and plug the upper oil cooler line.
  5. Disconnect the engine strut brace at the radiator, loosen the engine side bolt and swing aside, if equipped.
  6. Matchmark and remove the hood latch from the radiator support.
  7. Detach the upper hose and coolant reserve tank hose from the radiator.
  8. Disconnect the forward light harness and fan wiring. Remove the electric cooling fan. On some models this may not be able to be removed unless the front end of the vehicle is raised and supported.
  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  10. Remove the engine cooling fan if not yet done.
  11. If equipped, remove the splash panel below the radiator outlet hose. Detach the lower hose from the radiator.
  12. If equipped, disconnect and plug the lower oil cooler line.
  13. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  14. If equipped with air conditioning, remove the radiator to condenser bolts. Unbolt the refrigerant line clamp. Do not disconnect the lines.
  15. Remove the mounting bolts and clamp, then the shroud (if equipped) and carefully lift the radiator out of the engine compartment.
To install:

  1. Lower the radiator into position.
  2. Install the mounting clamps and bolts, including those associated with air conditioning parts.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. If equipped, attach the automatic transaxle cooler lines.
  5. Connect the lower hose(s) and attach the splash shield if equipped.

If the engine cooling fan was removed while the vehicle was in the air, install the assembly and attach all electrical wiring.
  1. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  2. If not already done, install the electric cooling fan, then attach the electrical connector(s).
  3. Connect the upper hose and coolant reserve tank hose.
  4. Install the hood latch and strut brace.
  5. Fill the system with coolant.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine. Run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the radiator and recovery tank to their correct levels, then check the automatic transaxle fluid level.
  7. Turn the engine OFF , then once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Where is drain plug on radiator for 2006 pontiac

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.
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It's easer to open the bottom radiator hose and drain from there.
Best regards,
TF

Posted on Jun 03, 2011

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