No radiator drain plug in a Suzuki

I can't find a radiator drain plug in a Suzuki …
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That’s because they don’t have them. They were cheaply made vehicles. Just as easy–you can take off the bottom radiator hose and do it when it’s cold so you don’t scold yourself. Make sure that it sat over night and it’s cool. You can just undo the fastener on the bottom of the radiator, pull the radiator hose and drain it that way. You are looking for something that doesn’t exist. If you’d like a professional to flush your radiator fluid for you, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home to perform this service so that you can sit back and relax.

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In general, the easiest way to drain coolant from systems like these is to disconnect the lowest fitting between the coolant hose and the engine block and let the coolant just drain out. Usually, it`s near the bottom of the block itself, so it shouldn`t be hard to reach from underneath the vehicle.
Take out your owner`s manual and find your radiator`s drain plug. Take your bucket for used coolant and place it under the drain plug, unscrew the plug and let your old coolant drain completely. Replace your radiator`s drain plug once the coolant is fully drained and remove your radiator cap.
If you`re just removing a single radiator, you typically won`t have to drain the entire system. You will have to close valves at both ends of the radiator, though, and drain any water that is inside. For permanent removal, the best practice is to cap the pipes after removing the radiator.
Should there be a drain off valves on all radiators. Due to cost cutting, there is no requirements to having a drain off valve on the radiators but, like in the paragraph above, I mentioned it is best to fit drain off points on every radiator.
Scale and rust particles will build up in the cooling system over time. If you go too long without flushing your coolant, these particles can clog passages, potentially damaging your heater core or overheating your engine.
Coolant & Overflow Hoses

An overflow hose connects to the radiator below the cap and the reservoir tank to store overflow of coolant.

Scale and rust particles will build up in the cooling system over time. If you go too long without flushing your coolant, these particles can clog passages, potentially damaging your heater core or overheating your engine.
You should never drain your radiator while the heating system is on. This will increase your risk of burning yourself or having scalding hot water spraying onto you. It is best to switch off the heating and wait an hour for it to cool down before doing any work on your radiators.
Go around your house ensuring that all the radiator valves are open, then go back to your radiator with the attached hosepipe and open up the valve. All the water will start to drain out. To get the water to drain out more quickly and effectively, go upstairs and open the bleed valves on all of your upstairs radiators.

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My 2011 Acadia is leaking engine oil. Above the drain plug is wet- it’s dripping off the drain plug
ANSWER : Oil leaking above. the oil pan can be coming from a number of places depending on how far above the pan, the oil is leaking from. The oil pan gasket, timing cover gasket/seal, or even the oil pressure switch are just a few places that oil can be leaking from. If the vehicle is still covered under the powertrain warranty, some instances of oil/fluid leaks, may be covered at no charge to you. Consult your warranty information and/or your dealer’s service department for more information on that.

If it is not covered, then a certified technician can look into the source of the oil leak visually, or by performing a dye test. A special dye that glows a florescent color under special lighting can be added to the engine oil. After the engine is run for a bit, the dye will come out with any leaking oil and show under the black light.

Leaking from radiator drain plug petcock.
ANSWER : Hello. The only other solution you may have is to remove the petcock and install a bolt in its place with sealant. I do not recommend doing this though as it is not a permanent fix. If you want to repair it correctly, then the radiator needs to be replaced. This happens all of the time as these are not opened often.

If you want to have it replaced, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to replace your radiator for you.

Spark plug chaos. Rubber stoppers are preventing the spark plugs from coming out.
ANSWER : Hi there. Try using a pair of small needle nose pliers to pull off the rubber boots from the spark plugs. As you pull, twist the rubber boots to break them free. If you cannot get the rubber boots off, then try using some mineral oil on the boots to aid them off, then clean off the oil with soap and water with degreaser. If you need further assistance with removing the boots from the spark plugs, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

No radiator drain plug in a Suzuki
ANSWER : That’s because they don’t have them. They were cheaply made vehicles. Just as easy–you can take off the bottom radiator hose and do it when it’s cold so you don’t scold yourself. Make sure that it sat over night and it’s cool. You can just undo the fastener on the bottom of the radiator, pull the radiator hose and drain it that way. You are looking for something that doesn’t exist. If you’d like a professional to flush your radiator fluid for you, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home to perform this service so that you can sit back and relax.

Battery drains quickly, New battery,Heavy drain, Replaced alternator , drain still there,goes away when bat. main 2 fuse is pulled
ANSWER : Hi there. It’s quite possible that you have one of two things causing the drain to the battery. First, you have a bad ground somewhere in the main relay or fuse box or an exposed wire somewhere that is not allowing the circuit to complete from the alternator to the battery. This can cause a battery draining issue as you’re describing, but it could also be one of multiple other electrical problems. The best way to pinpoint the exact source is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a battery will not hold a charge inspection.

Questions about cooling system flush service.
ANSWER : Hi there. i have forwarded your request to our service and sales department, which should be contacting you shortly with specifics to the questions you’ve asked. In general however, a proper radiator flush would include removing coolant from the lower hose connection (not the petcock) and the block. Our mobile mechanics always bring more than enough coolant than what is required, and will use the recommended type of coolant with the correct 50 / 50 ratio of coolant to distilled water. The brands are pretty much all identical in formulation. The critical thing is making sure to correctly bleed the system afterwards, which is something all of our professional mobile mechanics will do after completing this service.

I have a 2011 Mitsubishi Galant and have oil leaking from my oil pan drain plug. Changed the plug but it is still leaking.
ANSWER : Hey there. You did not mention the engine you have but most oil drain plugs have a washer that goes on first before the plug is put in. If the washer is not installed or is over tightened then it can cause the plug to leak. If after installing a sealing washer behind the plug it still leaks then the pan may have a small crack near the drain plug hole and would require replacement of the oil pan assembly.

Need to locate a drain plug on my transmission
ANSWER : Hello. Your Mazda is equipped with a drain plug on the bottom of the transmission housing. It can be easy to locate as it is different than the other bolts and has a perfectly square head instead of a typical bolt style head.

This drain plug is removed to drain the fluid and then you can refill it through the dip stick tube. When I do this service I check the fluid for any metal or other material which can indicate a pending transmission failure. Also, when reinstalling the drain plug I always put thread sealer on it to keep it from leaking. If you would like to have your transmission fluid serviced, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to perform this for you.