How do you drain antifreeze from an engine block?

How do you drain antifreeze from an engine block?

How to Flush a Car 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.

How do you drain the coolant from a Dodge Dakota?

The plug is located on the engine side near the bottom of the radiator. Position a large drain pan beneath the radiator drain plug. Loosen the radiator drain plug by hand and remove it. Allow the coolant to drain completely from the system.

Should you drain coolant engine block?

Yes, a car engine coolant needs to be drained after a while. Most of the time, coolant older than 5 years in a car may be okay. Depending on the automaker, the coolant might lose its protective properties after 5 years.

How do I drain the coolant on a 2000 Dodge Dakota?

At the bottom of the driver side radiator tank (facing toward the fender) is a 3/4″ long flat handled plug. Twist your hand (with a pair of pliers) up there from the back side of the bumper fascia. Grip it and give it a 180* counterclockwise twist.

Where is the radiator drain plug on a 2001 Dodge Dakota?

The drain plug on the 2001 Ram models is located on the bottom inside corner of the driver side of the radiator. Slide a drip pan under the drain plug.

Where are the drain plugs on a Dodge Dakota?

Drain plugs for the block are located at the front of each side of the block, next to the oil pan rail. These are tucked rather close to the motor mounts and are forward of them. These plugs should be removed with a six sided socket or wrench, since it is easy to damage the points on the plug.

How do you get coolant out of a truck?

I just drain the radiator, which will drian about 1/2 the coolant out of the engine block, then refill it with the coolant and water and let the truck run for a few minutes with the radiator cap off to let the air work it’s way out. If you change the coolant every year you don’t have to worry about the little bit left in th eengine block.

What kind of coolant does a Mopar use?

Beginning in the 2001 series 3.9, Mopar started using a newer hybrid style coolant. The orange coolant is called by the generic name ‘Dex-Cool’. Even though that’s a GM trade name, everyone uses that name in their advertising. I suggest you do not use this coolant in your Mopar.