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Change/Flush Coolant Hi. Haven't change coolant on my car for some time now. I live in Las Vegas, NV and it's very hot. I find myself refilling it once in a while. In any case my question is, how do I flush my coolant. I have a Nissan Altima 05 and I'm having a hard time finding any info. Thanks in advance for your help.

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First off make sure the car has cooled down from its last drive then remove the radiator cap now look at the bottom of the radiator you should see an odd looking white screw that sticks out remove this screw it is the drain for the coolant make sure you have a bucket to dispose of the coolant once it has drained get your garden hose and flush it out then refill it

f.y.i. coolant is very sweet to the taste but it is very poisonous so make sure you do not leave it out for any cats or dogs because they will drink it and die

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