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Where is the engine block drain for antifreeze on a 1988 Mercury Sable?


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Answered 2012-12-17 01:19:31

There is no drain on the block, just the drain on the radiator (bottom of rad drivers side, facing the transmission).

ANS 2 The above is perfectly correct, but if you still wish to drain coolant fluid from that block, the easiest way is removing the lower rad hose from engine side.

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