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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:19 am
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Default How to replace radiator drain plug?

It's a plastic plug that opens counterclockwise but doesn't come all the way out. It was fine until I flushed the radiator and screwed it back in, now it leaks. I tried Teflon tape to no avail, so I just ordered a new one from the auto parts store for $4.29. How do I get the old plug to come out without breaking anything?
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 11:49 am
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Default Re: How to replace radiator drain plug?

Not sure on that one... maybe next time just take the hose off and flush it that way ? I had thought about flushing mine too, and i saw the hose with the squeeze clamps on it...


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Old 22 Feb 2010, 11:57 pm
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Default Re: How to replace radiator drain plug?

From my '06 manual:
1- Open the draincock by turning it CCW until it stops.
2- Turn the draincock back, CW, 1/8 turn.
3- Pull draincock from radiator tank.

* Or just turn & pull until it comes out.
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