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Where is the engine coolant drain bolt on a 2003 2azfe camry? i found the radiator drain but can't find the engine drain plug-a photo would be great

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The textbook method is to remove the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator.

Most drain plug is make of inexpensive nylon/plastic and it may fall apart while you turn it.

The professional method is to loosen the lower radiator clamp and drop to lower radiator hose.

Drain the coolant onto a large drain pan and recycle the coolant

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Dear Drain Plug Searcher.....I have read your concern and I have some bad news for you.Unfortuneately ......there is no engine coolant drain plug on this vehicle. There is the radiator drain plug on the radiator(petcock)but no engine block coolant drain plug.My suggestion if you would like to drain and flush all your coolant out of your motor would be to remove your lower rad hose from your engine sideand gain access to be able to drain more coolant out of your block. Please get back to me if ya have any other question.... I HOPE I COULD HELP!!!

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THERE IS NO COOLANT DRAIN PLUG ON THE MOTOR, IT ALL GOES THROUGH THE RADATOR.

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Hello. Here a non-photo diagram. Hope this helps!!!

The thermostat is located on the side of the water pump, the water pump is located just above the a/c compressor, the thermostat is fed coolant from the radiators lower radiator hose.
Thermostat :
1. drain coolant and tighten drain plug ( easier method : remove radiator cap, get big drain pan, place drain pan under lower radiator hose to radiator connection, remove clamp, slowly remove hose, allow coolant to drain into pan, now is a good time to remove radiator hose and clamp from thermostat housing )
2. remove thermostat cover / cap ( easiest to get at this when front of car is supported by jack stands and right hand side lower cover is removed ).
3. thermostat cap is held on by 3 bolts / remove thermostat.

You will notice that the thermostat's air bleed hole is pointing up and lines up with notch in water pump housing,,

ATTENTION :failure to install new thermostat in the correct location will cause engine to overheat.

1. install new thermostat to water pump, make sure air bleed hole lines up with notch, install and tighten bolts, install a new lower radiator hose, fill cooling system.

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lower radiator hose #17854-65G20
hose clamp #09401-36403
upper radiator hose # 17852-65G20

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  1. do it when cold(coolant)
  2. if never done this before just follow thes step's
  3. on radiator at bottom it's left side at bottom (face the car)is drain plug loosen to let some of coolant out dont have to drain all of it (gallon or so)
  4. follow top hose to engine at end of hose will be thermosat housing it be 2 bolt's holding it on (1/2 inch socket )
  5. before taking out bolt's take clamp off of hose & pull hose off.
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Should be a drain **** at the bottom of the radiator that unscrews out. It looks like a wing nut has been welded to a bolt on the end of it. Another way to do this is just pull off the bottom hose.

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Drain radiator by opening drain plug. Undo clamp and remove radiator hose from front of engine near oil filter. Undo bolts holding the thermostat housing. Replace. Be sure to use new O-ring. Re-attach the hose. Refill the radiator through the cap. Idle and check for leaks. Cool down and check coolant level.

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Replace thermostat in a 2000 toyota camry


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1. Write down your radio code if it has some anti-theft device.
2. Allow the engine to cool down for about 3-hours before the start of this operation.
3. Open the hood, and disconnect the battery negative terminal. Tuck the negative terminal aside so it won't flip back.
4. Locate the radiator drain-plug (plastic wing-nut) on the lower back side of the radiator, and turn it backward to remove it.
5. Place a container under the radiator to catch the anti-freeze coolant.
6. Remove the radiator cap.
7. Once the coolant is drained, trace the upper radiator hose to where it ends on the engine(thermostat housing), and remove the hose with a medium size plier.
8. Loosen the three bolts holding the thermostat housing. Gently take out the housing.
9. Notice the position the thermostat was previously installed.
10. Replace the old thermostat, and the o-ring around it. Clean its mounting area. Notice that the o-ring fits around the thermostat.
11. Replace the thermostat housing and torque the three bolts to 78-inch pounds. Replace the upper hose.
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14. Return the radiator cap.
15. Reconnect the negative battery terminal.
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Car overheats


The problem of over-heating could be due to one or all of these defective parts:
(i) thermostat
(ii) radiator
(iii) fan relay
(iv) fan switch
(v) water temperature sensor.
In your case, I suspect that your radiator probably is clogged, so needing replacement.

To Replace the radiator:
a. allow the engine to cool.
b. place a suitable container under the radiator, and drain it out by turning backward the wing-nut under it.
c. open the radiator cap to allow atmospheric air to further push down the coolant.
d. with a piece of pliers, depress the top clamp holding the radiator hose. Do the same for the lower radiator hose.
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a. disconnect the negative terminal of the battery.
b. drain the coolant into a container, as
explanied above.
c. remove the upper radiator hose from the thermostat housing on the engine block.
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g. Replace the top and bottom hoses back.
i. refill with new coolant.

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Put a sizable container under the radiator and open its drain-plug.
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