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Unread 04-18-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
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Coolant Won't Drain!!!

I was trying to do a coolant flush on my 00 JGC today, so i took off the radiator cap, got the drain pan ready, and opened the drain plug.........nothing. It won't flow out. I took off the coolant bleed fitting, and it still won't drain. It has the drain plug with a hose coming out the bottom. The drain valve only turns a quarter turn and then stops. Any Ideas?


2000 JGC Limited 4.7
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Unread 04-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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Yank off the lower radiator hose. Then once the fluid is out you will have to determine if the lower portion of the radiator is clogged? A new radiator is not such a bad thing. It keeps your trany cool as well; plus hot summer days are just around the corner
Cheers Steve

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