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I want to drain the coolant and put in new cant find the drain

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On the lower side of the radiators tank you will see a winged tab that will pull out or unscrew depending on which one was used. That is the drain petcock

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That is hard to believe, since the bottom hose is the lowest point in the cooling system. There is an engine block drain plug which would let out what coolant is remaining in the engine, but it would be about a liter at most left in the engine. To completely drain the coolant, remove the block drain-there may be a drain plug on both sides of block, so you should check for that.

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1999 2.3 supercharged mazda millenia s; need user/repair manual and help fixing/replacing water pump


Hello, Here are the steps for removing and reinstalling your water pump.
Removal
  1. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  2. Put a drain pan under the radiator and drain the coolant. Drain the coolant out via the drain plug on the radiator.
  3. When drained close the drain plug.
  4. Put another drain pan under the timing belt cover.
  5. Now you need to remove the timing belt cover.
  6. Use a ratchet and remove all the bolts to the time belt cover.
  7. Remove timing belt cover.
  8. When you get the cover off remove the timing belt.
  9. ***NOTE*** due to the time, labor and potential cost of replacing the water pump and the fact that the timing belt is right there it is recommend to put a new timing belt on during the installation process.
  10. Remove the bolts that secure the coolant inlet pipe with a ratchet.
  11. Remove the pipe and gasket.
  12. Remove the belt and idler pulley attached to the water pump. Don't get and coolant or grease on it.
  13. Now you need to remove the mounting bolts from the water pump with a ratchet.
  14. Remove the pump.
  15. Inspect the seating of the gasket real well.
  16. Remove all the crud off it with a lint free rag, I repeat lint free rag.
Now to install the new water pump
  1. Install the new water pump with the new gaskets provided. Never reuse the old gaskets.
  2. Install mounting bolts and torque them at 14-18 foot pounds.
  3. There is a bolt that will connect the alternator bracket to the water pump that needs to be torqued at 23-38 foot-pounds.
  4. Reinstall the idler pulleys and tighten down with your ratchet.
  5. Replace the gasket for the coolant intake pipe with the new gasket.
  6. Now torque the remaining bolts to 14-18 foot pounds.
  7. Slide the [hopefully new] timing belt back.
  8. Reattach the timing covers.
  9. Tighten them bolts with your ratchet.
  10. Use a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze and fill up the radiator and overfill.
  11. Squeeze the radiator hoses a few times to get the air out of the hoses.
  12. Hook your battery back up.
  13. Start the car and let it heat up to full running temperature, with the heat on and check for leaks.
  14. Now top off the coolant level again.
  15. Go for a short drive.
  16. Reinspect for leak.
  17. End of job.
Regards, Tony

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Looks like somebody put a DEEPWELL water in your radiator to top it up! Drain the entire coolant in your cooling system( w/ ur heater on) and put a clean water, run the engine for a couple of minutes and drain it out! Do that 3 times till the water you drain comes out CLEAR! Put a new ANTiFREEZE coolant! Taaah!

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JUST DRAIN COOLANT LEVEL BELOW THE THERMOSTAT. CATCH COOLANT IN A DRAIN PAN UNDER RADIATOR.THEN REMOVE RADIATOR HOSE FROM THERMOSTAT HOUSING ON THE CYLINDER BLOCK.THEN REMOVE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND THERMOSTAT.CLEAN THERMOSTAT HOUSING SURFACE AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEALING SURFACE ON CYLINDER HEAD.INSTALL NEW THERMOSTAT IN PLACE,MAKE SURE THERMOSTAT AIR BLEED HOLE FACING LEFT SIDE UPWARD ON THE ENGINE.SOME THERMOSTAT HAS TOP STAMPED ON IT.MEANING MUST BE FACING UP.WHEN THERMOSTAT IN PLACE.TAKE NEW THERMOSTAT GASKET.PUT SEALER ON BOTH SIDES OF GASKET.THEN.PUT GASKET ON THERMOSTAT HOUSING.THEN PUT HOUSING IN PLACE TORQUE HOUSING BOLTS 16 - 20 FT LBS.WAIT 1 HOUR UNTIL GASKET SEALER CURE.THEN FILL UP COOLANT SYSTEM.BLEED COOLANT SYSTEM AND CHECK FOR LEAKS.

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Detach coolant hose after draining down the coolant below that level. Take off the housing, you may need a rubber mallet to break seal/gasket. You might as well replace thermostat while your there. Use new gaskets or sealant, then put on new housing nice and tight. Reattach coolant hose and refill radiator. The coolant temperature sensor is near there and if old you should change this also while you are doing this and coolant level is already lowered.

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Should be in the housing at the engine end of the upper radiator hose.
Drain the coolant, remove the upper hose, then look for a couple of bolts that hold the housing onto the engine. Remove those bolts and the housing should come off. There may be a small bypass hose (about one inch diameter, three to six inches long) that is also attached to the housing, if so, remove it also.
Remove the old thermostat and gasket, install the new one, put everything back together and refill the coolant.
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Coolant should be disposed of properly, do not pour it down a storm drain. Some cities allow it in sanitary sewer, some don't. Call your city's waste services.

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