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I would suspect a clog in the radiator.
You do not have one. Disconect the lower radiator hose. (after cold)
clogged radiator or bad water pump
It has not had time to go through the whole radiator
If you cannot find the drain plug you can also pull the lower radiator hose. MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS COLD!!!
During Winter or whenever it is cold to lower the freezing point of the water in your car radiator. :] F
The hot surface of the radiator warms the air in direct contact with it. This hot air will now have lower density than the other cold air, so it will move toward the ceiling of the room and spread out, forcing more cold air to contact the radiator. This circulation and heating continues until all the air in the room is the same temperature.
Being cold doesn't lower your resistance. Viruses are acquired from other humans regardless of your temperature.
If your truck doesn't have a drain plug on the radiator, just remove the lower hose and place a container underneath to catch the coolant. there should be a petcock on one of the lower corners of the radiator. it would more than likely be on the engine side (as opposed to the front of the radiator). with the engine cold, remove the radiator cap, then unscrew the petcock. catch the coolant in some sort of container as it is illegal to dump it into the environment. its also very toxic to animals.
The thermostat has not opened yet.
The thermostat has not opened yet.
there may not be one if there is is it on the bottom side and if it is not you candrain it by removing the bottom rad hose The 1999 Pontiac Grand Am does not have a radiator drain valve. To drain the radiator, remove the lower radiator hose. The engine should be cold and the water fill cap removed for venting. I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM and radiator drain cock is located at the lower/front (not bottom) at the curbside of the radiator, you will need a hex key to back out petcock. .
As long as the engine is not overheating, this is normal for a radiator to do. The heat comes from the engine on the driver's side, and exits to the engine on the lower passenger side.
maybe the waters in a flask or has been next to radiator or maybe it came out of a cold tap
There isn't a radiator drain plug. Instead, you have to loosen the lower radiator hose and drain the fluids. Be careful and don't do it after running the motor. Do it when the fluid is cold/cool. Also, wear eye protection, as the fluid tends to go everywhere!!
Do it when the car is cold if the radiator is hot fluid may be forced out when you take off the cap.
Remove the radiator cap ONLY when the engine is cold.
On a 2000 Ford Ranger : With the engine cold the radiator should be filled to the seat for the radiator cap and the engine coolant reservoir should be filled to the cold mark
YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BAD OR CLOGGED HEATER CORE IN THE VEHICLE. DEPOSITS AND SEDIMENTS CAN FIND THERE WAY INTO THE HEATER CORE (NORMALLY LOCATED INSIDE THE DASH ASSEMBLY). NORMALLY A FLUSH OF THE CORE WILL HELP YOU OUT, IF NOT, A NEW CORE WILL BE NEEDED. The core was really clogged, but under pressure it blew out, flushed the engine. Lower hose to the heater core coming from the engine is very hot, while lower radiator hose is almost even cold, what do you think?
In the plastic jug on the left firwall be sure to fill it to the "COLD" line if the engine is cold which it should be or you would not have opened the cap.
A radiator is defective if fluids are leaking out of the radiator or there is a leak of steam. Or, if thecore is blocked, the radiator will remain cold or just slightly warm in places.
Over-obvious answer? Your radiator, or one of your radiator hoses, leaks - badly.
No. Let it cool down before you open the radiator cap and then put water in the radiator
a radiator collects cold air and heats it to hot air which comes out.