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Old 12-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default How do you drain a radiator on a Saturn SC1 2002?

Just wanted to know because I have no clue.

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Old 12-27-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do you drain a radiator on a Saturn SC1 2002?

There is a little plastic drain valve on the bottom right corner. It breaks real easy. Best way is to remove the lower radiator hose. The valve is hard to get at from either above or below.

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Old 12-27-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: How do you drain a radiator on a Saturn SC1 2002?

i also find it easier to disconnect the radiator hose

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Old 12-27-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: How do you drain a radiator on a Saturn SC1 2002?

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i also find it easier to disconnect the radiator hose

Lower rad hose is higher than the rad drain.

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Old 12-28-2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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DRAIN & REFILL

Make sure the engine is cool and that the vehicle is parked on a level surface, then remove the surge tank pressure cap.
Position a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug on the right side of the radiator and engine drain plug under the right front of the block.
Open the radiator drain and remove the engine drain plug, then allow the coolant to drain from the system.
Close the radiator plug and install the engine plug to the cylinder block. Tighten the engine drain plug to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
Fill the system through the surge tank using a mixture of water and the recommended type of antifreeze.
Start the engine and check for leaks.
After the engine has run for 2 or 3 minutes, add coolant as necessary to bring the coolant level to the surge tank FULL COLD line.
Install the surge tank pressure cap.

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