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Get a large drain pan ready and remove the radiator cap when the engine is cold. On the bottom of the radiator there is a pitcock which is usually plastic that is screwed in the drain hole. Slowly remove it until coolant comes out. Once you remove it completely coolant will come out quickly. Once it is drained remove the lower radiator hose to drain what is left. This will drain 85% to 90% of the coolant.*** Please rate me on this answer.***

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  • 2-Make sure the engine is cool. Open the hood of the truck and remove the radiator cap.
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