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HOW DO YOU DRAIN THE COOLANT FROM THE RADIATOR 2004 GRAND AM

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There is a drain fitting on the lower corner of the radiator on the drivers side. Its should be black plastic it looks like the head of a bolt, they are kind of difficult to get at if memory serves me right, especially if you have the plastic air dam under the front of the car.

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There is a valve on the lower drivers side too hard to get to i just take the lower rad hose off

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Two options. Find the draincock that is probably under the splash shield, or disconnect the lower radiator hose. Make sure you collect your used coolant so it doesn't go into the environment.

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if you don't have a draining nozzle at the bottom of your radiator than you'll have to disconnect your bottom radiator hose to drain the radiator fluid.Easy to do,but just make sure you have a drain bucket handy when you take the radiator hose off.Radiator hose is just ckamped on and most likely the only tool you need is a flat head screwdriver to loosen up the clamp and pull the radiator hose off.

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the easiest way that I've found is to just remove the upper, and lower radiator hoses from the engine. point the hoses downward, and spray thru the top hose with a garden hose, also spray down the radiator cap inlet. If the cap is crusty replace it, I also recommend removing the overflow and washing it out if needed. and yes the drain plug is hard to get to, plastic that likes to snap, and not worth messing with

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

Testimonial: "I agree,seems to be the best way without breaking the plastic petcock and leaving you stranded.Thanks for the info."

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1. DO NOT remove radiator cap first. With engine cold, locate radiator draincock on the right lower side of radiator facing to rear of vehicle.
2. Attach one end of a hose to the draincock. Put the other end into a clean container. Open draincock and drain coolant from radiator. This will empty the coolant reserve/overflow tank. The coolant does not have to be removed from the tank unless the system is being refilled with a fresh mixture. When tank is empty, remove radiator cap and continue draining cooling system. To drain the engine block of coolant, remove the cylinder block drain plug, located on the side of cylinder block below the exhaust manifold.

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