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Should be on the side of the radiator may look like a wing nut. There different on each model but this is where it usually located, good luck

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1. Tighten the radiator draincock and the cylinder block drain plug(s) (if removed).
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3. With heater control unit in the HEAT position, operate engine with radiator cap in place.
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        • The rear right engine block drain is located near the crankshaft position sensor.
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    3. Close the radiator drain valve,
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      2. Slowly add a 50/50 mixture of GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL or HAVOLINE DEX-COOL and clean, drinkable water to the radiator until the coolant level is at the base of the radiator fill neck.
      3. Wait for 2 minutes and reinspect the level of the coolant in the radiator. If necessary, add coolant to the radiator until the coolant level is at the base of the radiator fill neck.
      4. Install the radiator cap.Ensure that the radiator cap arrow points toward the radiator overflow tubeImportant: The air bleed valves are brass. Do NOT over-tighten the air bleed valves.

        1. Close the air bleed valve above the coolant pump.
          1. Close the air bleed valve on the thermostat housing.
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          4. Turn off the ignition.
          5. Allow the engine to cool.
          6. Ensure that the engine coolant concentration is sufficient.

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