drain on bottom of radiator, only flush if it's real dirty and brown, otherwise just drain and refill... also in the book ...everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and the library should have a professional shop manual available for FREE to make copies of...read up and repair like a PRO! Dave :)
You fill it from the overflow jug located on the passenger side of the engine compartment
there may not be one if there is is it on the bottom side and if it is not you candrain it by removing the bottom rad hose The 1999 Pontiac Grand Am does not have a radiator drain valve. To drain the radiator, remove the lower radiator hose. The engine should be cold and the water fill cap removed for venting. I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM and radiator drain cock is located at the lower/front (not bottom) at the curbside of the radiator, you will need a hex key to back out petcock. .
There is not one. You just have to loosen the bottom radiator hose and open the fill cap on the antifreeze reservoir when the vehicle is cool.
Open the radiator petcock and drain coolant into a container. Dispose of all coolant properly as it is toxic to animals. Close petcock and fill system with water. Run the engine for several minutes with the heat on high. Drain the system again. Several repeats of this procedure will flush the radiator and engine for the Firebird.
While cold fill through radiator cap until full, then fill reservoir at front of car to the " cold " or full level.
open the petcock drain. remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with water, the fresh water will push out the old coolant and flush the system. Catch the old coolant inn a container as it is poison to animals.
buy the universal fluid at your local automotive store.
no the system is not a sealed system and you can do a flush and fill your self i have done it twice i would suggest if it currently has green coolant in it that you flush it and replace the radiator hoses and then fill with the orange stuff called gm dexcool i did this and have nor regreted it and i will do it on my next tracker i get
i got a 1991 grand am it is a 5 speed i need to no where to fill it
First open up the radiator, then there's a drain plug on the bottom of the radiator. Fill with water and drain until clear. Fill it up and good to go.
Too much water/contains rust. need a flush & fill.
if your radiator is in good condition with no leaks from hoses then i would recommend removing the thermostat out then place the thermostat housing back on top up coolant a check your flow by removing cap from radiator. If flow is good then it sounds like a blown head gasket.
To actually "flush" the coolant in this vehicle you will need a flush machine. To do that we did at the dealership, drain the radiator (you need a 1/4 inch ratchet and 1 inch extension) then use a vacuum fill too to fill with new coolant.
about as much it would take to fill ur bun hole
There are flush-and-fill kits that Prestone makes. It might be more efficient to have it done professionally. I think the cap used on the coolant tank acts as the radiator cap since it mentions the pounds of pressure on the label.
First, get a "Flush and Fill Kit" with cleaning additive in the auto dept at your local dept. store. Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature then shut it off. There is a small drain plug on the underside or back bottom of the radiator. It unscrews to drain the radiator but first carefully release pressure on the system by loosening then removing the radiator cap. Now remove that little drain plugand letit run out. Now follow the directions on theflush kit precisely. Not actually hard at all.
On a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis : The thread on cap on the engine coolant reservoir is your 16 PSI pressure cap / radiator cap
In order to flush the radiator on my 1996 Safari I had to remove the radiator fan cover under the hood (there are 6 bolts holding it in place). You will find a plug on the bottom of the radiator that has to be unscrewed and the old water will drain. I ususally put a hose in the cap and let the engine run (with the heater on) to flush out all the old fluid. Then re-plug the radiator, re-install the fan cover and re-fill with fresh fluid.
Open the radiator drain and let drain into a catch basin. Run water through the radiator by filling through the radiator cap with a hose till the water coming out is clear. Fill through the overflow bottle if there is not a radiator cap present.
An easy way to flush a radiator is to remove the bottom hose from the radiator, and put a garden hose in the top fill hole, turn the water on, on the garden hose and let the water push the water out of the radiator. Do not start the truck. This is for flushing a radiator, not an engine. Dont forget to reattatch the bottom hose and refill the radiator as water will also flow out of the engine and will now be low.
Could any of several problems - Radiator beginning to plug - flush it. Water pump beginning to fail - replace it. Water pump belt loose - tighten it. Low cooland level - fill it.
Uhh, maybe try the dipstick tube
First drain the cooling system by opening the drain in the lower part of the radiator and dispose of the used coolant properly. Then follow the uppper rad hose from the rad to the engine. At the engine there is a housing that houses the thermostat. Take it out and stick it back together temporarily. Take the upper rad hose loose at the radiator and stick the garden hose in the radiator. Start the engine and let it run until the water runs clear. Reinstall the thermostat making sure the spring goes toward the engine. Drain all of the water out of the radiator and fill the radiator up with coolant and you should end up with a 50/50 mix in the radiator.
Minimum - 26psi Maximum - 36psi I would fill it to about 31psi.
18.7 liters in a radiator flush and fill in a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.