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on a 2001 chrysler 300m, where is the radiator drain plug


here you go, if you need any

here you go, if you need any more help, we're here. mws919
STANDARD PROCEDURE - COOLING SYSTEM DRAINING
When servicing the cooling system, it is essential that coolant does not drip on the drive belts or pulleys. If necessary, shield the belts with shop towels before working on the cooling system. If coolant contacts the belts or pulleys, flush both with clean water.

WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE HOSE CLAMPS OR HOSES, CYLINDER BLOCK DRAIN PLUGS, COOLANT BOTTLE CAP, OR OPEN THE RADIATOR DRAINCOCK, WHEN THE SYSTEM IS HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM THE COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

The radiator draincock that is located at the lower right side of radiator (RADIATOR DRAINCOCK LOCATION). The draincock stem is closed in the horizontal position, pointing to 3:00 o'clock. Draining takes place through the cooling module's lower right side insulator. Do Not Use pliers to open draincock.

CAUTION: Do not pull outward on the draincock flange while opening. Damage to the draincock body and O-ring seal may occur

To open the draincock to the minimum drain position, turn the draincock stem countercolockwise to the 12:00 o'clock position. For the maximum drain position, turn draincock stem counterclockwise 180 degrees to the 9:00 o'clock position.
Remove coolant pressure bottle cap and open the bleed valve.
Remove the cylinder block drain plug(s) located below each exhaust manifold.
Most service drains are about 80 percent of capacity because not all coolant is drained from system. For capacity specifications, (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE - SPECIFICATIONS - FLUID CAPACITIES)

CAUTION: The cooling system normally operates at 97-124 kPa (14-18 psi) pressure. Exceeding this pressure may damage the radiator or hoses.

Thanks, for the very quick

Thanks, for the very quick reply... so thats the right side (passenger side) of the radiator.. is it hidden because I can't find it and is it a hand screw or a hex nut or something else? Thanks again, -Mark

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any time

? please read my response

? please read my response again... there are a few questions I had left unanswered..

-Mark

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I have a 2001 Chysler 300M.

I have a 2001 Chysler 300M. Today after driving about 1 mile or so, my engine started having alot of whte smoke that smelled funny. After it cooled and I looked in the radiator, the fluid was red instead of green like usual. I am hoping you might have some suggestion to what is going on.

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I have a 2001 Chysler 300M.

I have a 2001 Chysler 300M. Today after driving about 1 mile or so, my engine started having alot of whte smoke that smelled funny. After it cooled and I looked in the radiator, the fluid was red instead of green like usual. I am hoping you might have some suggestion to what is going on.

thank you

Todi, In the future when you

Todi,

In the future when you have a question it’s best to start a new post to avoid confusion. You posted your question at the end of a post that was started in the year 2009. I’m answering it here and now this time, but if you require additional information start a new post.

Transmission fluid is red and is cooled via a separate cooling chamber in your cars radiator. That chamber has failed, and is now allowing transmission fluid to mix with the antifreeze in the radiator. To correct this problem you must replace the radiator. You should also change the transmission fluid and filter screen.


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