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Need to drain coolant

Need to find where drain is located so that it can be drained

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The coolant drain will be on the bottom of the radiator. It should be close to one side or the other and will usually have a short (about 1in) spout sticking out of it. It will either have a valve that looks like a wing nut. Or a plug that takes a phillips head screwdriver to remove. The valve will be part of the radiator and is sometimes hidden by the splash guard and other plastics under the radiator. If you can't find it you can always pull the lower radiator hose off. Much messier but no less effective.

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Most radiators have a small petcock drain at the bottom off the radiator it'll sometimes look like a small round cap with mickey mouse tabs on it..these are not to be treated roughly. try only using a wrench on it as a last resort..i had some on real tight and had to take the radiator out..they're usually made of plastic,,once you get it loose dont take it all the way out just have a drip pan ready and loosen it tell you get a pretty good stream coming out and then take radiator cap of and this will hasten the draining process.
Now i'm sure you're probably going to flush the system and want to replace your thermostat $8, please take my advice, $8 is better than $1000 dollars... because driving the car around with a marginal thermostat will cause the head Gaskets to become weak over time and then one day totally blow out. now if your car has low mileage like 60k then your thermostat is probably still o.k. But it wouldnt hurt to replace the cap also, but if the cap looks good, and its not corroded, you can always easily replace that at another time...then check all hoses and the ones that will get you the most and possibly strand you are the a/c/heater lines... these are the smaller ones that go into the firewall, if you spot a small leak.. nows the time to have it replaced, or all that new coolant 50/50 mix you put in will go to waste.
If for some strange reason your radiator doesn't have a drain, then you'll have to take the bottom radiator hose off.
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If you get under the front of your car,look at the bottom edge of the radiator. you will see what looks like a wing nut on one of the sides,could be either side,as aftermarket parts can differ. this is called a pitcock...just turn it and thats how ya drain it.

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Look on bottom, inner side of radiator. You should see a type of twist plug. It will twist out but not all the way out. It can be removed by pulling it out once you twist. The coolant will drain from here.

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