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Old 08-28-2009, 07:45 PM
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Default Radiator Help

Could you guys help me with my radiator? I don't know how to drain it and I don't know what kind of fluid to put in it. they don't have the motorcraft stuff at the store. thanks for your help
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:53 PM
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little peak **** deal on bottom right corner if you under truck looking up
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:53 PM
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wait what? like what kind should I put in it and stuff?
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:56 PM
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That was how to drain it

U should use a 50/50 mix they sell it at auto stores
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:56 PM
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I know that but what brand and color?
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:00 PM
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never get anything with dexcool it is harmful to aluminum parts

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:01 PM
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alright. thanks man.
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how many bottles would I need?
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3.0L V6 engine with manual transmission (15.1 quarts)

3.0L V6 engine with automatic transmission (14.8 quarts)
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:09 PM
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so what tools will I need to drain it and how would I go about doing it?
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:13 PM
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Craw under the truck look up u will see like a drain valve use a wrench and pull it out.

Have a catch pan with you so you don't pollute the earth or kill any innocent animals that may drink it
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:17 PM
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Since u have a 2002 it may have this huge plastic deal covering the bottom of the radiator remove it and u will see something like this on the passenger side and u can also remove the lower radiator hose

**Note this picture is of a 1989 ranger so may be different**
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:36 PM
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can I get the pre mixed 50/50 stuff with the blue cap?
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haha. what kind of animal would drink it? that stuff smells awful
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and then do I just flush it out with a hose?
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