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If this is a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo with a 3.2L engine, this is where the drain plug is. You will have 2 transmission coolant lines attached to the bottom of your radiator. The drain plug is approximately 2-3 inches from the coolant line that is closest to the drivers side of the car. Real hard to see. It may be partially covered by the rubber padding that the radiator sits on, but it is right there by the transmission coolant line that is closest to the drivers side.
Depending on your tools and mechanical abilities it shouldn't take more than an hour or so. To do so, drain coolant, remove shroud (plastic cover) remove hoses, trans lines and then you should be able to access 6 screws/bolts holding side braces, then radiator lifts straight out.
your radiator has a pecock on the bottom of it screw it out then you can run water through a hose behind it once it stops draining to get any residue out as far as the engine youll never truly get all of the old coolant out without tearing it down and putting it back together so flushing the radiator is just fine.
The coolant is orange in color which is totally man made coolant. If totally drained and flushed you can use the old conventional green coolant instead. It does last longer than the oroange junk us men make. Man made cooland evaporates as you may know whereas the old school juice does not
Hello smack609: My name is Roger and I will help you. To locate the thermostat follow the upper hose from the radiator back to the engine. The upper hose connects to the thermostat housing. Drain the radiator and remove the two bolts at the housing. Remove the housing to locate the thermostat. Reverse the procedure to reinstall. NOTE: The coolant system will need to be purged of air. Filling and starting the engine is not sufficient to fill the cooling system. Locate the bleed ports and open them. One is located on the thermostat housing. With the bleed valve open fill till you see coolant and no air bubbles. Start the engine and warm up. Watch the temperature to make sure it does not over heat. You may need to purge the system more then once. Do not assume the system is full until the coolant fan cycles at least twice. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. This way I know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Follw the upper radiator hose to were it joins the engine. This is the thermosat housing and the sensor should be screwed into it or right next to it. you will be able to match the new part with the old at that point. always change on a cold engine so as not to get burnt by hot coolant.