My 1998 Contour has a radiator drain plug on the passenger side. It does not look like a typical radiator drain plug, but instead looks like a black plastic screw with an X flat blade slot. Mine turned fairly easy, but was hard to get at. I used a long large flat blade screw driver. You'll need a chaser light and probably need to jack up the front with a floor jack. It can be done without jacking up the car if you're real thin and limber. Use the jack. Good luck! I have a '95 Contour. Firstly, there isn't a drain plug for the radiator. Sorry. But you can drain your radiator and coolant reservoir. When looking at your coolant reservoir or expansion tank, there will be two hoses that come out. One top and one bottom. Follow the bottom hose down to a conjunction of 3-4 hoses. There will be a hose that exits the bottom of the conjunction and runs under the car going towards the back of the car. It will be a fairly large hose with a hose crimp on it. undo the crimp and slide it back and CAREFULLY pull the hose off the tube. It will probably blast straight into the frame so be prepared. After letting all the fluids drain, You can reconnect the hose and run a radiator cleaner or a radiator flush through your radiator using your expansion tank. I would advise while you have everything drained, disconnect the two hoses from the reservoir and unbolt it from under the hood, and then clean it out. When I did it, it looked like a mix of mud and sludge coming out. Sorry for the long answer, but hopefully it's thorough and helps someone out.
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Either at the bottom or the rear lower section of radiator
How do you install a radiator in a 1998 ford contour?"
there is no drain plug.just remove bottom radiator hose
you can either pull the hose for it or you can usually just open the drain plug on the radiator
by Tigercadd:The drain plug is at the bottom of the radiator, passenger side facing the engine compartment. Im not a Big mechanic or anything but i know a few basics, not every car has a drain plug for the radiator, if it does, it will be on the bottom of the rad. if it doesnt a simple way to drain the coolant would be to disconect the bottom rad hose and let the coolant drain through thatI have looked at the manual and from what I can remember, on the Ford Contour, you have to remove the plastic splashboard underneath the front part of the car before you can see the radiator drain plug on a 1998 Ford Contour. I have not actually changed the radiator fluid on my Contour but I know you will have to remove the bolts that hold the splashboard on and remove the splashboard before you can see the radiator drainplug.
looking at the motor, its on the right side of the radiator at the bottom
bottom driver side corner(should be a screw drain)
Ford Contour was created in 1995.
There is no radiator cap on a 1999 Ford Contour. The cap to the coolant overflow reservior is the only way to add something to the radiator.
There is no drain.
It is just a expansion tank. Henry
The curb weight of a 1995 Ford Contour is 2769 pounds.
Locate pcv valve on 1995 ford contour
To drain the radiator on a 1999 Ford Expedition, place a bucket under the radiator. Unscrew the radiator drain hose or valve on the bottom of the radiator. Remove the radiator cap.
drivers side bottom of radiator facing engine. plastic drain plug. make sure to open the cap to increase flow.
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on my 95 SE its on the drivers side of car ,look down the right side of radiator,
The 2006 Ford Taurus radiator drain plug is located on the bottom of the radiator. The drain plug can be removed with a half inch ratchet.
remove electric fan drain coolant remove upper and lower hose remove what ever else may be blocking the radiator from being removed remove radiator reverse
There's a drain plug on the bottom passenger side of the radiator. Unscrew it and the coolant will drain.
follow the top radiator hose to the engine
take the lower radiator shield off under the passenger side below the lower radiator hose should be where the plug is and u can take it out with a flat head screw driver