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Location of Coolant drain plug on engine 4A-FE Corolla

I've found the radiator plug but cannot find the engine plug. Could someone ol=please direct me?

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Bottom of radiator.White plug.You should be able to reach it from the top pf the vehicle.It may be on either the left or right side im not too sure.

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Just in case there are any frustrated DIY-ers out there who do random Google searches to find their engine block coolant drain plug...


I FINALLY found the plug after about 45 minutes of searching on my US-model 1.8 L 2000 Toyota Corolla on the rear of the engine block, most easily accessed from the driver's side of the vehicle. Pics are uploaded for reference. There's really no way to describe it. Also, you really, really need a flashlight to see it, even in broad daylight.


My Haynes Workshop Manual has a perfect picture of it (Section 1.18, picture 23.4) but the Haynes Repair Manual (the cheaper one) was useless.


Hope this helps!


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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the oil pan assembly-4A-F and 4A-GE engines

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Fig. 3: Remove the front exhaust pipe for better access during oil pan removal

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Fig. Loosen the radiator hose clamp ...

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Fig. ... then slide the hose off the thermostat housing
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Fig. Then pull the thermostat and gasket out

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Fig. Align the jiggle valve within a 10°gap of the stud bolt-7A-FE engine

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Fig. Align the jiggle valve within a 5°gap of the stud bolt-5S-FE engine
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