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Old 10-13-2004, 01:46 PM   #1
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where do you drain the radiator fluid?

My dad wants me to help him with his radiator fluid change. It is a 2002 8 Cyl. I looked underneath and found what I tought was a plug. It will only go about 1/2 turn. I dont want to force it because It doesnt look like it goes any further. No fluid comes out. (cap was removed)

Anyone done theres that knows. Otherwise I will probobly just undo the bottom hose.

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Old 10-13-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

should be on the right hand side on the bottom facing the engine wont turn much but should drain the water out
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Old 10-13-2004, 04:47 PM   #3
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Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

Hell, just do it like we all do. Take the bottom radiator hose off. You'll get all your fluid drained in about a minute (or less). Then just slip it back on, tighten the clamp, and fill 'er back up.
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Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

Better yet, why are you changing the water on a 2 year old truck?
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Re: Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

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Better yet, why are you changing the water on a 2 year old truck?
It has clase to 100,000 miles already. Is it still necesarry to change it? Mabye I will have him check his manual.
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Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

Change it whenever you feel like it. If there is rust in it, it does need changing.
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Old 10-14-2004, 09:00 AM   #7
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Re: where do you drain the radiator fluid?

I change mine every 18 months, probably a bit anal but I've never had a cooling problem in any vehicle I've owned. Except for that one time that the freezing rain totally blocked my grill and no air got to the radiator.
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