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Where is the drain plug for the radiator/coolant system?

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Bottom right of the radiator it looks like a wingnut

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On the driver side of the radiator bottom where the hose is located there is a valve that you turn to drain the coolant, just like a faucet valve.

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Dakota Radiator drain plug

,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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Dear Drain Plug Searcher.....I have read your concern and I have some bad news for you.Unfortuneately ......there is no engine coolant drain plug on this vehicle. There is the radiator drain plug on the radiator(petcock)but no engine block coolant drain plug.My suggestion if you would like to drain and flush all your coolant out of your motor would be to remove your lower rad hose from your engine sideand gain access to be able to drain more coolant out of your block. Please get back to me if ya have any other question.... I HOPE I COULD HELP!!!

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SOURCE: where is the radiator drain plug 1997 chevy

should be on the bottom of radiator,some only have a plug,if you can't locate just undo bottom radiator hose and flush.










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How to flush coolant on 2004 grand prix


  • Move your badass w-body (a.k.a. Pontiac Grand Prix) to a level area and set the parking brake. Pop the hood and touch the radiator. If it's warm let it cool before you continue.
  • Twist the radiator cap one full turn (Remember to be careful because even when radiators are cool they can still erupt coolant)
  • Place any type of container (bucket [but has to be able to hold 2 gallons]) underneath the radiator and blow the drain plug. (The drain plug on your Grand Prix is on the driver's side bottom of the radiator facing the engine.)
  • Loosen the drain plug and let the old coolant to drain completely. (You may need a wrench to loosen the drain plug)
  • Dispose the old coolant in a sealable container (The coolant is very toxic to people and pets, so you gotta be careful)
  • Shut the radiator drain plug and fill the radiator with water.
  • Run car for a little bit and repeat the process again. (Let car cool, and drain water)
  • Close the drain plug and fill the radiator with fresh coolant until it's about an inch from overflowing. (DO NOT USE ORANGE DEX COOLANT IT IS HARMFUL FOR YOUR HEADGAKETS) You will need 3 gallons of coolant (SE, GT, GT1, GT2, GTP, GTP Comp G.) and 4 for the GXP model. Be sure to check the drain plug for any leakage.
  • Start your car and turn the heating system to high. Allow the car to keep running until the cooling fan turns on twice. After that happens, switch off the engine and check the coolant level. If it went down, add more coolant. If not, put the radiator cap back on and close the hood.

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What is new with the 2008 Malibu cooling system, how do you drain and fill the coolant?


Your Malibu is too new to change the coolant already The coolant is good for 5 years or 150.000 miles, which ever comes first. If oyu are going to replace the coolant, make sure it's the orange coolant and premixed 50/50 water/coolant before refilling the radiator.

To drain the coolant, just disconnect the lower radiator hose. most radiators now don't have a drain plug like the old days. The issue was that the drain plug was breaking since it's plastic or the O rings would break causing fluid to leak from the radiator.

once the radiator is drained, simple reattached the lower radiator hose and refill the system. The other way would be to run the engine till the thermostat opens up and the rest of the coolant in the engine block will make it's way out, but at most you should be fine on to replacing the coolant at the radiator only and then run the engine to ensure you have got all the air out of the system.

Just make sure you replace the radiator cap first before you shut the engine down. It you do shut the engine down first before you place the cap back on, the coolant will blow out.

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hello. on the drivers side of radiator is a drain. here is a picture and the instructions for draining the coolant out.



  • Install a tube on the radiator drain. Place the end of the tube in the drain pan.
  • After the engine cools down, remove the radiator cap.
  • Completely open the radiator drain ****.
  • Allow the coolant to drain from the system until the flow stops.
  • Place a drain pan under the block drain hole plug.
  • Remove the drain hole plug from the engine block.
  • Allow the coolant to drain from the block until the flow stops. There may be more drainage from the radiator at this time.
  • Install the block drain hole plug.
  • Close the radiator drain ****.


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    Where is the drain plug for the radiator


    Should be a drain **** at the bottom of the radiator that unscrews out. It looks like a wing nut has been welded to a bolt on the end of it. Another way to do this is just pull off the bottom hose.

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    Most drain plug is make of inexpensive nylon/plastic and it may fall apart while you turn it.

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    Slap on those vinyl gloves because the ethylene glycol in antifreeze can cause skin damage - however we recommend this because the antifreeze feels like engine oil.With your catch pan in place, remove the radiator drain plug and collect all old coolant. Immediately dispose of the coolant as required by environmental laws - if you are to surrender the old coolant at a waste management facility, be sure you use containers which can be properly sealed to avoid spillage, etc.To expedite the draining process, remove your radiator fill cap to allow air to enter the system.
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    • Position a bucket or tray with a two-gallon capacity underneath the radiator, below the drain plug. To access the drain plug, you may have to remove the plastic engine undercover, which should be on the driver's side of the Toyota Tundra's radiator. Use a socket wrench to open the plug.
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    • Replace the radiator drain plug and pour fresh coolant into the radiator until it's within an inch of overflowing. With the Toyota Tundra, you need to use the same coolant that came with the truck. Most likely, it is Toyota Long Life red coolant, but consult the owner's manual to be sure.
    • Start the engine of the Tundra and turn the heating fan to high. Allow it to run until the cooling fan turns on two separate times.
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