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The radiator should have a valve on the bottom that will turn 90 degrees and will allow the coolant to flow out they can be hard to find sometimes but trust me there is a drain it will look like a butterfly valve and can also be plastic in some vehicles

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Mazda 1999 B3000 what specifically needs to be replaced when transmission fluid get into the radiator?


The radiator must have an internal leak between the coolant and the reservoir for cooling the transmission fluid. Replace the radiator, drain and flush the engine and heater core, and drain and replace the transmission filter. You will need to remove the lower transmission pan, let it drain out (about 6 quarts), then replace the filter that is there, just underneath the pan. If you see any evidence of coolant in the transmission fluid, put it back together, run the vehicle for a bit-till the engine has warmed up, a short drive should do-then shut it off and drain the transmission fluid again.

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What are the 2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 diesel antifreeze change instructions


Remove the radiator cap.
Remove the radiator drain bung from the bottom of the radiator.

Drain fluid into a container.

If no fluid present, then refill radiator and perform a system pressure check.

Once all fluid has been drained, and any faults repaired, then refil with a 50-50 water to anti freeze mixture.

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Where is the drain for the radiator located


look for radiator drain in underside of the radiator, look at radiator on both sides under neath the van. location will be on under side of the radiator,different models and makes makes it difficult to insure which side,driver, or passenger, just look for a release valve for radiator drain! jack it up,use a jack stand please! look on each side of the radiator for a pep **** valve, that can be turned to release the fluid to drain fluid. hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com

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My 2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7 liter is leaking coolant from what appears to be the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator.I have to replace about 2 quarts of fluid after a short drive.And no one has drained...


The Drain Plug aka Radiator Drain **** has an o-ring on it that does wear-out over time, causing a leak. You can remove and replace these relatively ease. They only turn 1/4th to 1/3rd Counterclockwise to Open and Clockwise to Close. Work on only when the engine is cool. Leave the cap on the radiator to create a suction, decreasing the amount of radiator fluid you will lose. OR drain the Radiator Fluid into a clean container and save for reuse.
Have the new Radiator Drain **** ready for immediately insertion after removing the other leaking Radiator Drain ****. To Remove:
Twist the Radiator Drain **** counterclockwise and pull, continuing to twist counterclockwise removing it.
Immediately install the new Radiator Drain **** by first pushing in and then twisting clockwise to close.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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How to replace the radiator fluid


- Make sure the engine is cold and not running.
- Drain the radiator fluid by opening the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator or for a better/faster drainage and cleaning, carefully remove the bottom radiator hose by first loosening the hose clamp.
- Open the radiator cap and water rinse/flush the radiator core via a garden water hose until you no longer see any dirty water coming out of the bottom hose (or drain plug).
- Flush the radiator over flow (plastic) container by overfilling it with your garden water hose.
- remove garden water hose, carefully refit the bottom radiator hose, tighten the bottom radaitior hose clamp, refit/tighten the radiator drain plug.
- refill the radiator with approved radiator fluid for your climate and also refill the radiator overfow tank to the indicated level..
- Refit radiator cap
- Start your engine until it warms up and check for any water or steam leaks. Refit and or replace any faulty hoses or radiator (regulator) cap!
It is not difficult and have fun!

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Is there and where is there a plug on the motor for draining the ccolant for the radiator


Drain plug for radiator is on the bootom left side usaly a large butterfly type nut also same color as radiator black look closely.

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Replacing fluids 0n 1996 300zx


radiator antifreeze: open drain **** on radiator and drain refill with water re plug and leave radiator cap off. start vehicle. watch when coolant drops or rises drastically as that is the thermostat opening. at that time re open drain **** and fill radiator with hose water at the same time. when water coming out is completely clear again turn vehicle off and drain radiator again. fill with antifreeze and water mix. 50/50

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a/c: do not attempt unless you have an evac pump for ac systems.

clutch: same as easy brake except using the bleed valves at the slave cylinder and on passenger side fender well.

washer fluid: add fluid and squirt a little to make sure there is no air in the line

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Want to change out coolent in radiator myself is it a wise choice


Things you will need:
Radiator coolant mixture (get from garage)
Radiator flush fluid (also from garage)
Distilled water (Or if your me garden hose water ;) )

Take off the radiator cap when engine is COOL. Find the drain plug located in the bottom of the radiator (normaly hand tight) and let it drain out into a catch container. Put the drain plug back in, follow the instructions on the flush container topping the radiator back up. Let engine run as directed on bottle and then carefuly undo the radiator cap using a rag as not to burn yourself. Then remove the plug again and drain out the flush fluid. Then repeat the process with the radiator fluid as instructed on the bottle.

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1997 Dodge Dakota Radiator drain plug


,m ake sure the radiator cap is off,oh or the radiator is clogged, remove lower radiator hose]and flush with garden hose

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