Question about 2001 Ford Taurus
Hi there KM,
You will need a flashlight (maybe) and a large bucket. It must be capable of holding several gallons.
Keep pets away from the area while you are draining. The Anti-freeze smells and tastes sweet to them. If they drink it kidney failure and death can occur. Be careful.
There is a small petcock located at the lowest point on the radiator.
You may need the flashlight to see it.
You may need to approach it from underneath.
Place the bucket under it. then unscrew it.
When you are sure the fluid is hitting the bucket, unscrew the radiator cap.
This will increase the flow, so check the bucket again and let it drain.
Close the petcock before replacing the fluid. Normal ratio is 50-50 anti-freeze and water. adjust according to regional severity of your winter climate.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2010
You will need to unscrew the hose clamp on the bottom of unit. take the hose off and fluid will come out. You will need to have a drain bucket under the car. It is helpful if you have car ramps.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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