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Old 08-04-2015, 10:52 PM
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Having trouble understanding instrunctions on changing radiator coolant

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I'm having trouble understanding the instructions on how to change the radiator coolant and hoping someone can help me.

The problem I am having is identifying the bleed bolt and drain bolt which is illustrated in the manual bellow:

http://s1.postimg.org/6x98tu8l9/20150805_123623.png

Is this the bleed bolt?:

http://s3.postimg.org/s08mi0pxt/image.png

I have absolutely no idea where the drain bolt is, and wondering if anyone knows? I took an photo of my engine bay:

http://s11.postimg.org/op4f2wb8h/image.png
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Re: Having trouble understanding instrunctions on changing radiator coolant

Yes, you placed the green box around the bleed bolt. The thermostat housing should be just to the left of it in the picture, and the temperature sensor is just below it. The drain bolt is further down and to the right -- might be hidden by the exhaust manifold.

You don't have to pull the drain bolt to refill the system -- that just allows a more thorough job of draining old coolant from the block and heater core before you refill it. But if you can't find it or don't want to mess with getting it out, the car won't explode if you don't do that step.
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Re: Having trouble understanding instrunctions on changing radiator coolant

Most of the time you need to remove the exhaust shield to get to the engine drain bolt.
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