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I need to get the drain plug out of radiator so i can flush it. HELP!

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The plug is on the bottom right on the back if standing in front of the truck. I had a time finding mine and pulling it

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Flushing my cars radiator


Only drain the coolant through the drain plug located on the lower side of the radiator. There is no need to open the engine drain plug because the radiator drain is at the lowest end.

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How to Flush the Radiator in a car?


The procedure to flushthe radiator in most of the car is near to same. so you can follow thisinstructions in any other car model also. mostly it will help other then Chevyimpala also. at least it will give you fair idea to flush the radiator.
Because dirt and grimecan build up during regular use of the car, an owner should flush the radiatorof his Chevy Impala every other year.
You willrequire some tools like :-- Work gloves, Coolant, Pan or bucket, Wrench and Distilled water.
The procedure is as follows:--
1) Park the car on a level surface from where the underneath of thecar is more accessible.
2) Then open the hood of the car and touch the radiator. Don’ttouch the or open the radiator if it feels hot to touch. If the radiator iscool to the touch, then loosen the radiator cap with one turn. Wait for 2minutes to make sure the pressure in the radiator is gone. Then remove the radiator cap.
3)Then place the bucket/traybeneath the radiator drain plug to catch the old coolant.Make sure the tray /bucket has at least a 2-gallon capacity.
4)After the old coolant is bleeded out then use the wrench to remove the radiator drain plug fromthe underside of the radiator. In some car models , the drain is not directlyunderneath the radiator but on the backside of the radiator.
5) Then Flush the radiator of the car out with distilled water. Don’t use tap it candamage your coolant system. distilled water is recommended to drain into thepan and dispose of the flush solution flush the radiator until you see the drained water is clear ofdebris.
6) Reinsert the radiator plug back into its original position.

This will help. good luck.

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Can't find the radiator drain valve to flush the radiator


f8d74260-161e-4744-a28d-c568c95f1f2f.jpg5f6a6dbe-ac51-4b7a-9f07-7c80826c90b6.jpgI don't believe your radiator has a "drain valve" In order to drain your cooling system there is a drain plug on either side of the engine block (see pictures). If you need to flush just the radiator you're going to need to pull the lower hose off of it. Hope I was able to help....

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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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well its bound to make a little mess but you should have a drain plug on the radiator at the bottom towards the engine side on one of the 2 tanks (sides of radiator ) unscrew drain plug and let drain into a pail or pan ( 2 gallon ) after it drains remove lower radiator hose. use a garden hose and fill radiator and let it flush for a little, hook lower radiator hose back, tighten drain plug and fill with a 50/50 mix new antifreeze,

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Where is drain plug on radiator so i can flush the radiator.


If you want to flush the raditor remove the big hoses, don't worry with the drain plug as you can't flush it good enough with the drain open anyway. If your just changing the fluild you can drain it and fill it but thats not flushing it. remove the therostate too and flush the engine and remove the heater hoses and flush them too. As you may not know what kind of antifreeze is in the motor now you need to get all of it out as some kinds of antifreeze don't mix and make a clogging slime instaed of good coolant. Do it right or take it to a shop that will.

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Radiator Flush needs to be flushed. Where is the drain plug


There may not be a drain plug. You will probably need to disconnect the lower radiator hose to drain radiator.

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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


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.
Thank you for using fixya and be safe.

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Want to change out coolent in radiator myself is it a wise choice


Things you will need:
Radiator coolant mixture (get from garage)
Radiator flush fluid (also from garage)
Distilled water (Or if your me garden hose water ;) )

Take off the radiator cap when engine is COOL. Find the drain plug located in the bottom of the radiator (normaly hand tight) and let it drain out into a catch container. Put the drain plug back in, follow the instructions on the flush container topping the radiator back up. Let engine run as directed on bottle and then carefuly undo the radiator cap using a rag as not to burn yourself. Then remove the plug again and drain out the flush fluid. Then repeat the process with the radiator fluid as instructed on the bottle.

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