How do you get a radiator drain plug out?

How do you get a radiator drain plug out?

Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain cock and open the drain cock, letting the coolant drain out of the radiator into the drain pan. Step 7: Remove the drain cock. Once the fluid is out, either unscrew the cap, twist the cap off and pull out the latch, or twist and slide out.

How do you open a Petcock on a radiator?

If it is parallel to the direction of flow (in line), then it is OPEN. Hope this helps. On my 63 Vette, the radiator petcock opens by turning it counterclockwise (like you were unscrewing a standard right hand bolt). However, it actually has a left-hand thread that moves in (toward the radiator) as you open it.

Can a radiator drain plug leak?

A car radiator leaks because either the radiator hose is punctured or the radiator drain plug O-ring is damaged. Eighty percent of radiator leaks due to damaged radiator drain plug O-rings. This means that whenever you have a radiator leak, the radiator drain plug O-ring is the first thing you can check.

How do you drain the radiator on a 2004 Dodge Ram?

Locate the radiator’s drain valve on the bottom of the radiator. You don’t need to raise the Dodge Ram since it’s a high truck with enough room for this job. Place a tray underneath the drain plug. Then, using your wrench, loosen the drain valve.

How do you drain the radiator fluid on a Dodge Ram 1500?

How do you drain the radiator on a Dodge Ram?

  1. Park your Dodge Ram on a level surface and set the parking brake.
  2. Open the hood and make sure the radiator is cool.
  3. Push down and turn the radiator cap a half turn to relieve any remaining pressure, wait a few seconds and remove the cap.

How much coolant does a 5.9 Magnum take?

Yet my owners manual shows that the coolant capacity for this truck is 20 quarts (5 gallons)….

How much coolant does a 4.7 Dodge take?

4.7 Liter V-8 Engine The truck’s cooling system requires 13.8 qts.

How much coolant does a Dodge Ram take?

16.2 quarts is the capacity.

What kind of antifreeze do I need for a Dodge Ram 1500?

1. ACDelco DEX-Cool Coolant Antifreeze – 12346290. And finally, we have the ACDelco DEX-Cool Coolant Antifreeze – 12346290 for the Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup. This is an OEM compatible coolant manufactured by ACDelco which is suitable for engines from various different manufacturers, the Ram 1500 included.

Where do you put antifreeze in a Dodge Ram?

Locate the coolant reservoir, near the front of the engine bay. Do not remove the reservoir cap if the engine has overheated. Doing so may result in a steam explosion as pressure is released. Locate the coolant reservoir cap and remove it by pressing down and turning it counterclockwise.

What kind of antifreeze does a Dodge Ram 1500 take?

Zerex 1 Gallon Orange 50/50 Coolant/Antifreeze.

What kind of antifreeze does a Dodge take?

Mopar® Antifreeze/Coolant, 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula (MS-9769), or the equivalent ethylene glycol base coolant with hybrid organic corrosion inhibitors (called HOAT, for Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) is recommended.

What kind of antifreeze does a 2002 Dodge Ram take?

Prestone 1 Gallon Yellow 50/50 Coolant/Antifreeze.

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