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No problem, I just want to service the coolant. Is this something I can do.

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To completely remove old coolant, there is a fitting available from parts stores like Autozone or Pep Boys that is inserted into one of the heater hoses that is shaped like a T. Follow those instructions, remove all coolant by flushing until coolant comes out as clear water. Cap up the T and refill with fresh coolant.In reality coolant flushing is overated and in my opinion just another expensive myth perpertrated by repair facilities. As long as it tests to -10 degrees I have never flushed my Ford F150 and it has over 300,000 miles on it with no coolant problems.

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