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I want to know how to Flush my Radiator but I don't know how. or if there is a right way or not.

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Your nearest auto parts store will have a special T shaped fitting that you can install in one of your heater hoses. Follow directions which come with the fitting. Otherwise you may remove the bottom radiator hose and let the coolant run into a shallow pan that will hold several gallons. Don't let the coolant run onto the driveway or leave it in the pan unattended. Antifreeze is sweet to the taste, and is very poiseonous to animals and childrern. After draining the radiator remove the top radiator hose and flush with a garden hose for 10 minutes or until flluid comes out clean. This will only flush your radiator, to flush the whole system, you will need the T fitting.

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How to flush radiator

best way to flush radiator is to drain the coolant into a container first. Then you should buy a prestone flush kit from wal-mart. They are only like $3. Intall into your cooling lines, as per directed by instructions on package, hook up a water hose and run it through till clear. The instructions on the kit will guide you step by step. Hope this helps you out.

Oct 17, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer


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.

on Feb 28, 2010 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

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Heater gives warm air then cool air

That's usually a dirty,clogged heater radiator. How's your antifreeze look? If it's dirty,flush the system out.
But to get your heater working........look down on the firewall and you'll see a coupla' heater hoses entering thru that go to your heater radiator. The trick is to flush backwards from the usual flow direstion that trapped the debris in there.
The flow goes from the hose near the thermostat area into the heater radiator and comes out the other hose and returns to the water pump.
Take these hoses loose from the thermostat area and from the water pump,when the car's engine has cooled.
Now take a regular garden hose with a pistol grip nozzle(just the old cheap type) and hold it tightly to the water pump heater hose and force water back thru the heater radiator.VERY IMPORTANT! DON"T get any water in the alternator and don't let any get into the dipstick of the oil or transmission while you flush!!!
Make sure the hose is directed downward where the debris will come out. (you can tie a large white sock onto the end of the hose and you'll see the debris that you flushed out when you turn it inside out)
Now you have an option to funnel some radiator flush down into the heater radiator and let it sit for an hour,and then reflush the heater the same way and then reconnect the hoses.Enjoy! don-ohio (:^)

Dec 11, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Trying to use a radiator flush kit and need to know witch hose is the inlet heater hose. Thanks

No you don't as there's no heater valve any hose that's esay to get to is the right one.

Jun 24, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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I have 260K on my 2004 2.7 santa fe. A little steam escapes from the top of the radiator when it is up to temp. It has never overheated (yet), but I am worried that I need a new radiator. I have never...

Well i suggest to never use stop leak because it will clog up cooling ports not only in the radiator but the engine also. I would flush the whole system you can purchase a flush kit at a local parts store. it is usually a cleaner that you run threw the system let the engine get up to temp for a while then drain everything after it cools down and take the thermostat out of the system usually i will leave the hose disconnected at the thermostat instead and stick a water hose in the radiator turn on and let it flush sometimes you have to start your vehicle but make sure you don't over heat it. If you can tell that there is a crack in the radiator i would replace it stop leak in my line of work is a no no it causes more issues that solves. If you have any more questions pleas let me know and leave good feedback please.

Jun 23, 2011 | Hyundai Santa Fe Cars & Trucks

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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.

Sep 30, 2010 | 2000 Buick Century

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Trying to flush radiator, where is plug in block, or can I just take bottom hose off radiator, to drain all coolant.

go to auto zone/ O"rileys and buy a flush kit, it is a kit that allows you to cut, a heater hose and install a TEE with a cap on it, the cap end is also the hookup for a water hose, wait until the engine is cool, cut the hose install TEE, hook up water hose, remove radiator cap, turn water on low, crank engine and flush until water is clear, reinstall cap and your block,radiator is flushed, don"t forget to put in coolant

Sep 25, 2009 | 2006 Ford F-150

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91 toyota camry overheating problem

So far you did the right things in the right order. If you have a pressure cap (looks like a radiator cap to the rear side of the engine. Dealer $15) change the pressure cap also and then flush the radiator. A sure sign of blockage is when you open the radiator look around inside the top if you see brown or green kind of gunky stuff. Flush the radiator anyway.
If after the radiator is flushed and you still overheat, the next posibility is the head gasket. But don,t worry yet, follow these steps and observations. (this goes for 93 camry V6 also, I have one)

  1. change radiator cap and pressure cap where applicable
  2. Change the thermostat.
  3. Some cars may have a thermo switch which ramps up the fan(double fan designs). Change that if applicable.
  4. flush the radiator and engine block
  5. change waterpump AND headgasket.
The temperature guage can tell you what you need to know.
  1. If the guage starts to spike up after stopping, pausing in traffic or while in gear not moving but it is fine while driving along the highway, then you are having a blockage in the cooling system. FLUSH SYSTEM.
  2. if there is a bubbling sound in the engine when you turn it off, FLUSH SYSTEM
  3. If the car overheats at anytime, anywhere and it drinks coolant like a fish, then you my friend have a headgasket problem. Change waterpump and head together

May 03, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Camry

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Car overheated

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Aug 17, 2008 | 1999 Mazda 626

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