How do I find my coolant drain plug?

How do I find my coolant drain plug?

The drain will be located on the rear of the block, near the bottom but not level with the oil pan. Typically they are located closer to the flywheel housing then the outside of the engine pan and will look like large bolts set into the block which are not holding anything in place.

Where is the radiator drain plug on a 2002 Chevy Cavalier?

The drain plug is supposed to be on the bottom of the drivers side of the radiator, but I have seen some that do not have one at all. If it does not have one and want to drain the cooling system you will have to take off one side of the lower radiator hose. Just make sure the engine is cool before you do it.

Where is the radiator drain cap?

A radiator drain petcock is usually located above the bottom of the radiator. So even if you can open it, you’re not draining the radiator completely. That’s why shops always remove the lower radiator hose. That drains the entire radiator AND most of the coolant from the engine.

Are all radiator drain plugs the same size?

Engine block coolant drain plugs come in different shapes, sizes, and can be made of different materials. If your engine’s coolant drain plug is cracked, damaged, and already allowing your coolant to leak out, it’s time to get a replacement.

How do you get all the coolant out of a block?

How do I get coolant out of my engine block?

  1. Remove the lower radiator hose and catch the draining coolant in a bucket.
  2. Remove the top radiator hose and flush the system out with a normal hose.
  3. Continue until the water runs clear out of the bottom of the engine.
  4. Refill with coolant and reattach the radiator hoses.

Why is my 2002 Chevy Cavalier overheating?

Over heating causes the heads to warp causing head gaskets to leak. While there are a variety of reasons your Chevrolet Cavalier is overheating, the most common 3 are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat. …

Are all radiator drain plugs the same?

Engine block coolant drain plugs come in different shapes, sizes, and can be made of different materials. Some of the most common drain plugs are made of plastic, brass, or silicone.

Which way do you turn a radiator petcock?

Doesn’t matter if you’re looking up at the petcock or down at it, it turns counterclockwise. You have to visualize looking straight on to the petcock as it fits into the radiator, and rotate the petcock counterclockwise relative to the stationary radiator.

How do I clean a clogged radiator at home?

How to Properly Clean a Clogged Radiator

  1. Let the engine cool.
  2. Put a bucket underneath the radiator.
  3. Remove the cap and fill the tubes with radiator flush.
  4. Let flush solution simmer in the radiator.
  5. Flush out the solution with water.