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Im trying to change the antifreeze but cannot locate the cap on the bottom to drain

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Its a drain plug. You can just pull off the bottom radiator hose if you want this will drain the radiator pretty good as well. Let a garden hose run in the radiator to the water runs out bottom clear put hose back on and add the antifreeze top off with water. Bleed the system of air.

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Sometimes they are a pain to find.should be on the bottom side opposite the side u add colant.u might have a little hole in ur frame rail that u have to stick a alan rench in to open it.if that dont help just pop the bottom radiator hose off.walmart also sells a kit for like 5 bucks that u put on ur low persure heater hose an use a garden hose to flush the whole system

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