Has anyone on this forum been able to locate the radiator drain-cock on an '09 Patriot? I've removed the bottom plastic cover and searched like crazy and can't see it. Is there something else I need to remove?
A Google search indicates that it is hidden on the lower right (passenger) side of the radiator and that you have to remove the bumper cover to access it. One of those minor annoyances (of varying degrees) that many of today's cars seem to have. Removing the front bumper cover is supposed to be relatively easy, but still a pain for an operation that should be super simple.
Okay, I found the draincock. I tried to turn it counterclockwise and I got it to turn 1/4 turn and it wanted to stop there. With my track record of breaking these cheap plastic Mopar draincocks I stopped there. Does anyone have experience loosening these things? How far should it be turned to loosen for draining. The service manual says to not use pliers but there is no way to get my fat fingers on this thing. It's in a really bad location. (Bad Design.)
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