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Where is the radiator drain plug petcock on a 89 Ford Tempo?


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2005-09-29 10:54:29
2005-09-29 10:54:29

The petcock is on the right side of the radiator(drivers side). It is not in the back of the radiator, it is on the side underneath all the shrouding. Cannot see it unless you do remove the plastic shroud. Also it is plastic and on mine removed easily to drain water.


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