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I need help to find the drain plug for the coolant on the radiator so I can flush it out. Do you have a picture for me to find it. I do apprieciate your help on this matter

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Back side of radiator ( drivers side ) towards the bottem.

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Drain plug is located on the driver's side of the radiator, It's common got the drain plug's O rings to go bad and promote leaking after it's been removed due to time and heat.
Your better off by doing what most Techs do by unhooking the lower radiator hose from the passenger side to ensure no additional work is needed to flush out the coolant from the radiator.
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Because dirt and grimecan build up during regular use of the car, an owner should flush the radiatorof his Chevy Impala every other year.
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