04 astro rad drain plug

04 astro rad drain plug

Postby 0fourstro [OP] » February 24th 2008, 7:30pm

I'm looking at the bottom right side of rad below lower rad hose and see a flat plug that is slightly recessed. Is this the drain for the rad and if it is how do I access it and use it to drain my rad.
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Re: 04 astro rad drain plug

Postby gtkane » February 24th 2008, 7:43pm

Make sure the coolant is cold first.
Use small pliers to twist it counter-clockwise. The plug will not come out; just a few turns and the coolant will come out of a small tube at the bottom. Undo the rad cap for maximum flow.
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Re: 04 astro rad drain plug

Postby 0fourstro [OP] » February 24th 2008, 7:50pm

Thanks I.ll give it a try, but what an unusual set up to drain the rad. I figure GM would put a winged type petcock
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Re: 04 astro rad drain plug

Postby 0fourstro [OP] » February 24th 2008, 8:08pm

is there any special tool for this i can purchase at napa or crappy tire to loosen this rad plug(cap)
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