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If it doesn't have a drain plug on the bottom of the radiator you will have to take the bottom hose off. Get a nice big catch pan it woll go everywhere.

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How do i change the radiator fluid?


Most radiators have a drain plug on the bottom tank the engine block also has a drain plug . Remove the radiator cap ,open both drains ,let all the coolant run out, if there is no radiator plug remove the lower hose , remove the heater demister hoses, with the heater control on hot flush out all the coolant from the heater radiator. with a garden hose, till the water runs clean, tighten the radiator plug or re fit the hose,put a garden hose into the radiator and flush out till the water at the block plug runs clean ,refit the heater hoses, refit the block plug, fill the radiator from the hose leave the cap off , If it has a overflow tank clean and flush it. start and run engine for 5 minutes top up radiator if needed . stop engine and drain out all water. most important that all old coolant is drained out, only buy the best coolant you can . If you make up your own use only distilled water. keep some to top up with never mix with another brand. Fill radiator with coolant top up over flow tank, run engine top up coolant as needed, refit radiator cap run for another 10 minutes check for leaks,

Oct 14, 2014 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

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How to Flush the Radiator in a car?


The procedure to flushthe radiator in most of the car is near to same. so you can follow thisinstructions in any other car model also. mostly it will help other then Chevyimpala also. at least it will give you fair idea to flush the radiator.
Because dirt and grimecan build up during regular use of the car, an owner should flush the radiatorof his Chevy Impala every other year.
You willrequire some tools like :-- Work gloves, Coolant, Pan or bucket, Wrench and Distilled water.
The procedure is as follows:--
1) Park the car on a level surface from where the underneath of thecar is more accessible.
2) Then open the hood of the car and touch the radiator. Don’ttouch the or open the radiator if it feels hot to touch. If the radiator iscool to the touch, then loosen the radiator cap with one turn. Wait for 2minutes to make sure the pressure in the radiator is gone. Then remove the radiator cap.
3)Then place the bucket/traybeneath the radiator drain plug to catch the old coolant.Make sure the tray /bucket has at least a 2-gallon capacity.
4)After the old coolant is bleeded out then use the wrench to remove the radiator drain plug fromthe underside of the radiator. In some car models , the drain is not directlyunderneath the radiator but on the backside of the radiator.
5) Then Flush the radiator of the car out with distilled water. Don’t use tap it candamage your coolant system. distilled water is recommended to drain into thepan and dispose of the flush solution flush the radiator until you see the drained water is clear ofdebris.
6) Reinsert the radiator plug back into its original position.

This will help. good luck.

on Feb 28, 2010 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

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1994 geo prizm flush coolant


how to flush. is this a verb question or a product? noun?
how to , or asking where to buy flush kit and flushing compounds.
the only new compounds are jug of orange oil, (safe for the environment all the other ones are off the market )
take it to a shop with flash the system. end short story.
LONG:
DIY, good luck chuck.
the coolant is toxic as heck, kills people pets, etc.
and must be kept out of sewers and storm drains, for sure.
unless eating toxic fish is ok>?
It can be done, kinda clean,
but is super hard at home.
drain rad, drain block , drain both and catch it all and take it the county reclaim, (for toxics) use a large catch pan, to do that.

now flush it with water hose.
the book says back flush all hoses. and the RAD.
pull all major hoses. this is what is done, for 100 years now.
up to NOW (near)
black flush block and heater core and RAD.
now lets ask why do this at all? if not UGLY.

first off if you keep the system serviced, it will never need a flush.
it will not go to like this.,
http://www.jeepdied.com/overheated/sludge2.jpg

not only that, in the USA we took out the sulfur in fuel.
doing that prevents the coolant from ACID attack.
so the coolant never goes ACID now, like 20 years ago.
so no more 2 year, service, due to that FACT.

it's a 5 year service and cap off shows coolant looks great.
on old cars, anything is possible
and flushes must be done, to cure the UGLY ONEs.
seen in the photo above.
end old post answer.

Apr 08, 2014 | 1994 Geo Prizm

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Trouble draining coolant on 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis


The engine holds coolant and so does the heater core, the core not much but the engine holds maybe 2 or so gallons, the engine has coolant in the intake ,heads and block. to say you can drain it all complete is impossible, unless you find drain plugs on the side of the engine block and remove them, there is one on each side of the block, if you removed those you would get 90% of the coolant,with also draining the radiator. the only other way would be with a flush machine. i am a tech and the way you said the coolant was clean and you drained all you could then i would say if you keep doing it the way you are you will be fine, i drain mine the same way every year which is to soon for some but not me and i have never had a problem. the only time i drain the blocks at work is when people dont change the coolant for years and it gets rusted, then i remove the plugs. keep doing the flush the way you are and it will be fine, good day. have a good day.

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Remove antifreeze


I am assuming you are asking how to remove your antifreeze. When the engine is COLD- be sure this is true- otherwise it is very dangerous. When the engine is cold, open the radiator cap. Underneath the radiator, closest to the ground, there is a plug that simply unscrews and lets the coolant drain out. Be sure you have something under the drain to catch the coolant, there can be a lot in there sometimes. Also, it's a good idea to run a few gallons of water through after it drains to be sure and get all the old coolant out. Close the plug, and refill with coolant/water mix (50/50).

Hope this helps!

Jan 21, 2011 | 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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How often should engine coolant be changed on a 1989 Olds Cutlass Ciera?


For most of the cars the Scheduled Maintenance Services has to be done at 30K, 60K and 90K. At the second Service at 60K dealers recomend the coolant system to be flushed. The inhibitors in the coolant starts breaking down, and the result might be a corroded radiator, heating core, and a partially clodgged heating core.
The transmission oil can't last for ever too. It starts breaking down at 30K and has to be changed at 60K.
It is a good idea to flush the braking system with fresh brake fluid too. The 60K service is expensive and it is a good idea to be done by yourself. It is not going to hurt your car if you change the rear differential oil too.

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How to change a thermostat in a 1993 oldsmobile cutlass ciera


Drain some coolant from radiator to below level of thermostat housing. Be careful to keep pets away as coolant is very sweet smelling and poison. Remove two bolts holding thermostat housing in place and use catch pan to catch fluid. Clean all gasket material from both sides of housing. Clean threads of bolts and use gasket shellac on them and new gasket. Install thermostat same as old one was, install new gasket, tighten bolts to correct torque value as found in your handy dandy shop manual. Refill radiator and check for leaks.

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How to drain and flush radiator


at the bottem on the left or the side there is a small key like screw ( righty tighty lefty lucy } then u must remove the radiator cap and also remove the themastate be sure to attach the therma housing and hose and unatch it at the top of the radiator the put water hose in the open cap area and flush for 20 mins turn on engine and let run for 2 min and repeat flushing untill all antifrez desapears. be sure to put every back tack pitchures as you remove so to put back the same way it might be good to get new thermastate

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Flush radiator and cooling system on 1997 Calillac DeVille Concou


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.

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My 1994 Oldsmovile Cutlass Ciera S temperature gage started marking Hot. How do I check/replace the coolant?


two things you can do to change the coolant
1.cool off engine
2. remove the lower radiator hose if you can and have the tool or find the drain plug on the rear down side of your radiator facing the fan, loosen the plug and drain the coolant. do not mix coolant of different colors...

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