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How to drain coolant on a 03 santa fe

Can not find the petcock on by 03 santa fe to drain the coolant. Is there one or do I have to disconnect a hose?

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Just disconnect the bottom hose,it is easier anyway.

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  2. On the 1MZ-FE engine, remove the air cleaner cap assembly. Be sure to label all wiring disconnected.
  3. Disconnect the water temperature switch harness from the water inlet housing (except 5S-FE engines).
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