Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
The radiator is located in a different spot. I am not familiar with fords at all. I cannot find the valve usually located at the bottom of the radiator to drain the fluid.
If you take the splash guard from the bottom of the vehicle (leave the small bolt on the passenger side corner attached so that you can just rotate it out of the way-easier to reinstall this way), you'll see a white drain **** on the driver's side at the bottom of the radiator. If you disconnect the upper hose, it's not going to drain the coolant from your radiator, just the top half of the cooling system. You need to drain at the lowest point possible. You'll have to jack it up a bit to get a bucket beneath to catch the coolant.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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Turn the drain valve at the bottom of the radiator counterclockwise to drain the coolant from your Ford Taurus into a suitable container. Depending on the size of the container, it may be necessary to lift the front end of your Taurus with a jack and lower it onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps.
Follow the upper radiator hose to the point where it meets the thermostat housing at the front of the intake manifold. Loosen the hose clamp and pull the radiator hose off the water connection on the thermostat housing.
Take out the two bolts on the thermostat housing cover with a 13mm socket or wrench and remove the cover. Clean any old gasket residue from the inside of the thermostat housing cover. Pull out the old thermostat.
Insert the new thermostat into the thermostat housing with the spring-side facing into the engine. Install the new thermostat gasket. Use a spray adhesive to hold the gasket in place, if desired.
Reinstall the thermostat housing cover. Tighten the bolts to 89-124 in. lbs. Reattach the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Make sure the drain valve on the radiator is closed.
Fill the radiator with new or reserve coolant. Start your Ford Taurus and allow it to warm up to its normal operating temperature. Check hoses and connections for leaks and tighten hose clamps to stop any leaks, if necessary. Add more coolant as needed.
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