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96 Grand Am radiator

How do I drain the coolant in my radiator?

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If you don't have a draining nozzle at the bottom of your radiator than you'll have to disconnect your bottom radiator hose to drain the radiator fluid.Easy to do,but just make sure you have a drain bucket handy when you take the radiator hose off.Radiator hose is just ckamped on and most likely the only tool you need is a flat head screwdriver to loosen up the clamp and pull the radiator hose off.

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