One flushes a radiator by draining the radiator, rincing the radiator, and then by adding a new coolant. One should remember that the drained coolant is toxic.
In systems that do not have a radiator cap, the coolant is drained by the radiator drain plug. It is filled by adding coolant to the system through the overflow bottle.
To change the thermostat on a 1999 Honda Cr-V the radiator first has to be drained of its coolant. Locate the thermostat and proceed to remove the housing, which will reveal the thermostat inside. Simply remove the old thermostat and insert the new part. Installation is the reverse of the removal.
Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the radiator. Allow the coolant to completely drained out. Replace the drain plug to its original position. Fill the radiator with new coolant.
No, you will not have to drain all the coolant to change the thermostat on a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan. Only the hose that is connected to the thermostat needs to be drained.
The first step in how one can replace a thermostat in a 2001 Cadillac DeVille is to remove the housing which surrounds the old thermostat. The radiator hose will need to be removed and drained and then the thermostat can be removed. Remove the old thermostat gasket and then insert the new thermostat as well as the new gasket. Attach the radiator hose and place the drained fluid back into the radiator filler cap.
through the overflow bottle
Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the top of the engine. There will be 2 bolts once you have drained the radiator you can remove these bolts that hold the waterneck housing down lift it up, and there will be the thermostat. Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the top of the engine. There will be 2 bolts once you have drained the radiator you can remove these bolts that hold the waterneck housing down lift it up, and there will be the thermostat.
This question is not complete. . Need to know if you've replaced radiator, thermostat, hoses etc. Are you asking this question *after* yo checked the thermostat, changed, added or drained the system?
Unless I have drained the block and radiator, I have filled the radiator from my expansion tank in every vehicle I ever had. If you have drained your radiator and it is cold, take off the cap and fill it that way. If you have drained the engine block and have not change your thermostat, you will need to keep filling your expansion tank until everything is filled back up. I recommend changing your thermostat.
assuming you have water in the radiator and it is not frozen and the electric fans are coming on - then you have a stuck thermostat. Replace it. Drain your coolant and flush the system, replace the thermostat and fill with 50/50 coolant and water.Also check the drained coolant for signs of contaminates like gas or oil, you may need a head gasket.
Remove the drain plug from the bottom of your 2002 Chevy Camaro radiator. Allow the coolant to drain out into a container. When all the coolant is drained out replace the drain plug to its original position. Fill the radiator with new coolant.