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How can i replace 2004 sorento drain plug radiator without buying radiator

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SOURCE: Drain the radiator?

if you can see the bottom of your radiator from the top of your car there should be a wing nut on the bottom in one of the corners loosen that and your antifreeze will drain if you dont see it there then the skidplate is covering it up

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SOURCE: Kia Sorento 2004 Radiator leak

No they don't need to hoist the engine out. Call's for 2.2 hrs flat rate pre Mitchell labor book, this book is used by repair shop's for labor, you could try call some radiator shop's some will have just the replacement plastic tank.if not then radiator will have to be replace.

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SOURCE: Where is the radiator drain plug located on the

The drain plug is located on the bottom of the radiator.

Most drain plug ismake 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.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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Radiator installation on 2003 Kia Sorento

That is a VERY easy radiator.
Loosen radiator drain plug and drain coolant from radiator.
Disconnect cooling fan connectorsRemove upper and lower radiator hoses after marking them to ease installation.
For vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles, disconnect transmission cooler lines at transaxle.
Remove air conditioner condenser fixing bolts and radiator bracket fixing nuts.
Remove the radiator, radiator cooling fan, air conditioning cooling fan and transmission cooler lines from the vehicle as an assembly.
Transfer all necessary parts (fan assemblies, cooler lines, clips, speed nuts, fittings, etc.) to the new radiator.

Reverse procedure to install.

Fill and bleed cooling system.

Apr 14, 2012 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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Flushing antifreeze on a 2006 kia sorento

This procedure makes a bit of a mess and requires catch pans but it is the best way to flush a coolant system without cutting any hoses or adding a flush kit.

If your radiator does not have a drain plug is to remove the LARGE lower radiator hose and drain the anit-freeze. (Even if it does have a drain plug the steps below are the best way) You then plug the lower radiator hose connection on the radiator and have a 2nd person add water to the radiator with a hose. They will need to place a rag over the fill port for the radiator and flush the block until you get clear water from the lower drain hose. Once you get clear water drain off the fresh water by unblocking the lower radiator fitting and flush the radiator. Once you get cleanwater from the radiator connection, reconnect your lower radiator hose. (Tighten the clamp!) Then add your anti-freeze. Remember there will still be a some water in the block so do not be afraid to keep your anit-freeze / water ratio a tad higher because the left over water in the block will dilute it slightly.

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Aug 01, 2011 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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I can't locate the ac / condenser drain plug on 2004 grand cherokee limited. looked every where.

The drain plug is at the bottom of the radiator, close by the lower radiator hose. If you have a radiator without the drain plug, disconnect the radiator lower hose (radiator side) to drain the radiator. Be sure to connect it back together after you flush the system, and before you top it off.

May 31, 2011 | Jeep Grand Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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Unable to locate radiator drain plug on KIA Sorento 2003 Thank you for your assistance

It is on the side of the bottom of the radiator, but I found it easier to just remove the lower radiator hose and let it just drain faster that way. Keep a large container nearby to catch the coolant.

Mar 01, 2011 | 2003 Kia Sorento

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I hit a raccoon and it hit the skid place but dented it and hit what i think is a drain plug on the radiator. it now has a slow drip at the very bottom left if you are looking at it from the front. I just...

i have a rio and spectra yes there is supposed to be a drain plug there i didnt like the looks of them and had some uncertanty about sticking the biggest cross tip screw diver in those x slots . alot of the plastic parts break on my kia's i could just imagine snap. so i undid the bottom hoses when i did a flush . but i did note that one car still had a leak (drip) week or so later it looked like from the plug but it actuly was the hose and just ran to the other side and driped from the plug . just maybe your raccon hit the hose and jared it a tad

Aug 06, 2010 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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How do I replace the radiator in my 2004 kia

I don't currently have access to step by step instructions for your Kia Sorento, but I would imagine that it takes a standard tool ratcheting tool set to unscrew the bolts for the shroud, and lift any fans out of the way. Then, the radiator hold down hardware can be removed and the radiator should be disconnected fromt he cooling system (via the hoses) and then you can pull it out. It does not weigh much.

Installation is the reverse of the removal.
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Jul 21, 2010 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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I have a 2004 Sorento with coolent leaking from the plug

You can try a radiator bars stop leak that is silver at auto parts stores or regular stores but that goes thru your whole system Or you can try course black pepper It will clog the leak and expand and will not harm any part of your system.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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How do you replace the condenser on a 2004 kia sorento i can not find a diagram on how to do it

Hi there,

I hope below steps can help..

1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery terminal. 2. Disconnect the fan motor connector. 3. Loosen the radiator drain plug to drain the coolant. 4. Disconnect the upper and lower hoses and overflow tube after marking the radiator hose and the hose clamp the ease reassembly.

Cover or plug the hose and inlets of the radiator so that dust and other foreign material etc. can not enter after the hose is disconnected from theradiator. 5. For vehicles with automatic transaxles, disconnect the oil cooler hoses from the automatic transaxle. 6. Remove the air conditioner condenser fixing bolts and radiator bracket fixing nuts. f17b093.jpg 7. Remove the radiator and the fan motor. 8. Remove the radiator fan motor and condenser fan motor from the radiator. Regards, Jeep Brainy

Jun 27, 2009 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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