Where is the radiator drain for a 97 stratus?
The drain is located on the passenger side lower end of the radiator, you can get better access by removing the passenger fog lamp and the horn. you will see it clearly on the bottom corner of the radiator.
The Easiest way to drain the radiator on your 97 Lincoln is to loosen the drain valve on the bottom (Drivers Side) of the radiator. Make sure the engine is cool, or take precaution not to burn yourself with hot water. Be sure and loosen to radiator overflow tank cap to allow air to enter as the fluid drains. If you are preparing to flush the cooling system, and replace the coolant, you should also…
You have to drain the coolant either from the radiator drain or disconnecting the lower hose. You then have to disconnect/unbolt the electric fan. The coolant hoses at the radiator needs to be disconnected. Lastly the radiator needs to be unbolted, then lifted out. The new radiator can be installed the steps reversed, coolant topped off and bleed of any air.