radiator drain plug

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Old 10-24-06, 08:12 PM
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radiator drain plug

How do I replace the drain plug on a 2000 olds alero, this one is slightly striped and won't turn open enough to drain the radiator.
 
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Old 10-24-06, 09:57 PM
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if there is a hex shaped nut part of it that threads into the radiator then you can remove the entire plug and replace it, if such a part is even available by itself

otherwise just pull the lower radiator hose off to drain it

some radiators dont even have a drain plug at all

it is called a petcock technically

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Old 10-25-06, 02:41 PM
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I don't think it has a hex nut shape made in it.
It's white plastic and has the type of scre face that allows it to be turned in but not out, kinda like screw you see on public bathroom stall doors.
I had to drain the radiator by removing the lower hose but it doesn't do as good a job to drain the bottom portion of the radiator since the lower hose is about half way down the side .
 
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