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Re: drain drain **** for Sonata 2000
To my knowledge, the radiator drain plug is at the lower right side of the radiator which is difficult to get at. In most cases, a workaround is to loosen/remove the lower radiator hos attachment to the radiator.
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drain coolant system locate heater cores hoses going through firewall you need to buy the radiator flush kit at any auto parts stores. remove heater cores hoses from one end or buy extra long heater hoses same size as heater core hoses in vechicle at auto parts store use the flush kit when you flush through one of the heater core hoses let the other hose drain in a drain pan when you use home garden hose use low water pressure dont use garden hose to the max or you will rupture heater core. your best bet let radiator shop flush whole coolant system. because heater cores hoses are in a tight spot.make sure engine off if you just going to flush out heater core only .after flushing heater core good time to replace heater core hoses.if job too hard or complicated let radiator shop flush out radiator the engine block and heater core because if radiator stopped up or engine block stopped up the gunk and rust will reenter plug up heater core.if you tight on money you can flush out your own radiator.drain out radiator using large drain pan. remove top radiator hose and remove bottom radiator hoses connect to water pump.use garden hose with flush kit part with water pressure not too high put garden hose to top radiator hose run water until clear water run out bottom radiator hose in drain pan,the flush out engine block remove thermostat.if you had another spare thermostat housing with RTV SILICONE SEALANT THAT HAS SET UP INSTALL THERMOSTAT HOUSING BACK TO ENGINE WITHOUT THERMOSTAT FLUSH OUT THE ENGINE BLOCK, WHEN DONE INSTALL NEW THERMOSTAT THEN INSTALL ORIGINAL THERMOSTAT HOUSING WITH NEW ORING WHICH YOU BUY AT DEALERSHIP.IF ALL SOUND COMPLICATED LET RADIATOR SHOP FLUSH OUT COOLANT SYSTEM.
Theres no such thing as a diagram, here are the draining instructions, hope this helps...
1-Place a large drain pan beneath the radiator drain plug. The drain plug is located on the passenger side at the very bottom of the radiator on the engine side.
2-Make sure the engine is cool. Open the hood of the truck and remove the radiator cap.
3-Loosen the drain plug. On the 2000 Blazer, the drain plug is a wing-nut type of plug. Twist it with your fingers until the coolant begins to drain.
*To flush the block, once you have drained the radiator, run the engine for a bit untill the temp gauge goes up to normal, then the coolant will have been evacuated from the block.DO NOT leave the engine on, once it reaches normal temp, (this will happen quick) turn off right away, otherwise you'll be forking out a few hundred $$$ to fix the worped heads. 4-Tighten the drain plug with your fingers once the coolant has drained fully from the radiator. Remove the drain pan and dispose of the used coolant properly. Some service stations will take and recycle your used coolant. Hope this helps...
My online Sonata manual shows these possibilities, but does not identify which applies specifically to 2000 Sonata. Also, when you talk to the dealership parts counter, you'll need to know whether your 2000 Sonata is (a) 4-cylinder 2.4L MFI DOHC engine, or (b) 6-cylinder 2.5L MFI DOHC engine. Its easy to tell - just count your spark plug wires.
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The crankshaft position sensor is located next to the flywheel. The crankshaft position sensor is located next to the flywheel/torque converter. The camshaft position sensor is located on the engine near the timing belt cover and under the upper radiator hose. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the driver-s side of the vehicle, down by the lower radiator hose. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the engine near the crankshaft pulley. The crankshaft position sensor is located at the front of the engine near the timing belt.
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Your car's radiator and cooling system needs to be clean to be cool. As
time goes on, your car's radiator builds solid deposits that can clog
the cooling system. A quick, inexpensive radiator flush can keep the
system in shape. It's important to change your antifreeze seasonally. Before
you start your radiator flush, make sure you have everything you need.
There's nothing worse than draining your radiator only to realize that
you need to drive to the auto store for something! What you'll
need to perform a radiator flush:
screwdriver or wrench (whichever your radiator drain requires)
Radiator Flush solution
Used coolant receptacle
sure to let your engine cool completely before you loosen or remove the
radiator cap. Hot coolant can be painful!
Variety of chemical products available at any auto parts store you can use. Follow manufacture's directions. Basics are (with the engine cold) to te enough space in the radiator that you can add the product. Add product and close rad cap. Start engine and warm it up (again follow manufacture's directions) to that the heater core also gets flushed. Now open rad stop **** to drain radiator into disposal container. Fill with clean water. I like to run a hose into the radiator with the engine running, stop **** open and draining and flush it clean after using the chemical flush. Now fill with a 50/50 mixture of the correct antifreeze. Operate the engine until it is at operating temp and let it cool and then recehck the c oolant level. Some cooloing systems will hold a lot of air making them troublesome to cmpletely refill. It is not a big deal as long as you go back and check the coolant level. Use caution if opening an hjot radiator as the hot coolant or steam can blow back n yhou and scald you. Better to always let engine cool down before opening a radiator cap and alsys use a rag to protect your hand when opening a radiator cap. Never add coolant or water to a hot engine unless the engine is running as you can crack the block if you do. There are flush kits that involve cutting a heater hose (not to be confused with a radiator hose) and inserting a fitting that you can connect a hose to to assist in flushing and filing your radiator. .
I suggest you flush the trans. Most automatics do not have a drain plug any more. If so much is in the pan that the filter is clogged, you have a greater problem. You can flush the trans by removing a trans line in the radiator and putting a hose on it. get a Short line that fits into the radiator the same size and put a hose line on it. have about 12 qts of Dextron 4 and start it up in park. as it pumps out the fluid, slowly poor into the funnel. after about eight qts. shut it down, re-hook up the line and then fill the trans to the full mark on the dip stick. This is important. Spend the extra 15 bucks and by a bottle of Black Lube Guard. Nothing but Lube guard. It has an agent that will lubricate your valve body without hurting the seals. Stay away from anything that says "Seals" trans. It has an agent that attacks the integrity of rubber seals and is only a very temp. solution and will over time cause damage to a good trans.
If your fluid is brown, you may be all right. If it is black you have a real problem and don't expect a flush to help. You can take it to a shop that has a flush machine and get the same thing done for around a 100 bucks.
On the bottom of the radiator is a valve to drain the radiator. Now if your are trying to do a flush you will have to get a kit and put a flush T in one of your heater lines. Also there is a plug on the engine block just above the oil pan that will drain the water from the block.
Does the oil in the radiator look reddish? likely it does...You most likely have a failure inside the radiator where the trans cooler coil runs through it. Replace radiator and have trans fluid changed and flushed. If slipping continues trans will need a rebuild. (hope not)
I have kept my cars running for a long time (250k+) by changing fluids as u are doing, and fixing things right away, not letting them develop into bigger problems, so u are destined to have your car for a long time! Many of the maintenance items u list are typically NEVER done by anyone, but they should be. Here's what I recommend from many years of maintaining my cars: ps flush-50k or 5 yrs brake fluid flush- every time u have brakes replaced. Rad.drain, flush, fill -new coolant is said to be good for life of car, I would flush and refill 50/50 coolant water mix every 4 years. Fuel Injection- I'll get flak over this, but I never do anything to the system, just change your fuel filter every 2 years, or 20k Trans Flush-don't have it done if they '**** out' the fluid from the dipstick tube. I consider that method a waste. Have the pan removed to drain it, and replace the trans filter if equipped w/ one (u can't change the filter if u **** the fluid out of the dipstick.) Also, some vehicles have a magnet on the bottom of the trans. pan, which collects fine shavings from normal wear and tear (and pieces of metal from a trans. about to go bad). U need to drop the pan to clean this crud off the magnet. oil and filter (good quality filter-cheap junky ones are much lighter than a quality one) every 3k or twice a year whichever comes 1st I'll add: air filter- every 20k or once a year check tire air pressure once a month, rotate tires for even wear (every 5k miles) Can I buy your well maintained car when u r ready to sell it?