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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The plug change I already answered. hope that was enough...although a thought I just had was that some plugs have to be removed thru the wheel arches after removing the tire and inner protective shroud. I cant remember for your vehicle if thats one of the methods, you'll soon find out when u attempt removal of the old plugs.
BTW if you cant seem to get to one, do all the wires and other plugs and get a local mechanic to do the hard one. Dont be tempted to leave one crappy old plug in there you;ll undoubtedly get a large bite in the *** later on for that believe me. I aint done that but I have had to repair vehicles that had that old plug stuck in the rear of a V8 misfiring like hell.......
The coolant leak is not a big problem in the reservoir but if you can see it and/or get the reservoir off easily, I have fixed these a few times by drilling the leak hole round, then screwing in a self-tapping screw covered liberally in gasket ATV or regular silicone (bathroom mirror sealer) the reservoir need to be empty or below the leak line and dry so that the ATV/silicone will bond. A hot glue gun is also an ideal repair tool.
The problem with not repairing the leak is that the coolant pressure will not be right causing a change in the boiling point of the coolant, lowering the boiling point and reducing the cooling effectiveness of the coolant. This is a bit extreme for a small drip but under pressure that can turn out to be a real hisser....anyhow I probably overkilled this problem lol...hope u get it all done ok :)
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
The Drain Plug aka Radiator Drain **** has an o-ring on it that does wear-out over time, causing a leak. You can remove and replace these relatively ease. They only turn 1/4th to 1/3rd Counterclockwise to Open and Clockwise to Close. Work on only when the engine is cool. Leave the cap on the radiator to create a suction, decreasing the amount of radiator fluid you will lose. OR drain the Radiator Fluid into a clean container and save for reuse.
Have the new Radiator Drain **** ready for immediately insertion after removing the other leaking Radiator Drain ****. To Remove:
Twist the Radiator Drain **** counterclockwise and pull, continuing to twist counterclockwise removing it.
Immediately install the new Radiator Drain **** by first pushing in and then twisting clockwise to close.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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SOURCE: Oil and Coolant leak
The passenger right side of the car doesn't have any flanges for cooling system, if that's correct then your radiator has a leak or puncture.
The driver side of vehicle has both the in and out flanges for the radiator. Very common to see leak at the drain valve leaking (not closed tightly). In the same area would be bottom flange of radiator which the composite flange is degrading and causing the leak.
The middle part of the bottom engine compartment is where your oil/coolant cooler assembly just above the oil filter. A loose oil filter could be the cause 95% of the time and 5% would be a bad o-ring from the oil cooler to the oil filter flange.
Posted on May 15, 2010
That is your radiator plug. You take it out to drain the radiator. You just take it out and put another one in. Is your radiator fans working? It may be the radiator itself. Plus, it may be a coolant temp sensor. If it is a small leak, with full coolant, it wouldn't overheat quickly. Make sure the fans kick on. Check radiator.
Posted on Feb 11, 2011
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