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How to replace a radiator drain plug on 2001 dodge dakota

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With the use of a special socket that fits over the drain plug You can remove it from the bottom of the vehicle... obviously you will need to drain the radiator fluid first with the use of a drain pan to catch the fluid. Install is the reverse procedure

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I'm the wife of a frustrated Dakota owner (2001) that has been also trying to locate drain **** for radiator. I was able to locate and took pictures. I don't see a way to post them so will explain. NO NEED to take off cowling. There is an access hole in the bumper below fog light on drivers side. Reach inside that hole to the left,you will see or feel a small hose! Pull one end off and the draincock mysteriously appears! You will need players to turn.

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    I'm the wife of a frustrated Dakota owner (2001) that has been also trying to locate drain **** for radiator. I was able to locate and took pictures. I don't see a way to post them so will explain. NO NEED to take off cowling. There is an access hole in the bumper below fog light on drivers side. Reach inside that hole to the left,you will see or feel a small hose! Pull one end off and the draincock mysteriously appears! You will need players to turn.

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Dakota Radiator drain plug

,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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SOURCE: Cannot find the radiator drain **** for my dakota

they are so hard to get any more,i find it easier just to remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator to drain one

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Dakota v-6 Getting very little heat.

Don't mess w/the drain plug, they are plastic and you will break it. Just pull the lower hose.

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SOURCE: where is drain valve located

I has to be at the bottom because it's meant to drain ALL of the fluid therefore it couldnt be in the middle or the top., so get a flashlight and start looking....it's there!
Lots of luck.
Jack

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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