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Old 01-31-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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im trying to flush my radiator ive got everything all ready and i get under my car and cant find the plug, can anyone guide me there? I have a 96 bonneville.

help me out please!

this is my first time trying this.
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Under the front of your car..from radiator to subframe is a plastic shield..remove it. Driverside of rad...at the bottom...basically out of view is the drain...

Other option would be to pull the lower radiator hose off the radiator.
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Under the front of your car..from radiator to subframe is a plastic shield..remove it. Driverside of rad...at the bottom...basically out of view is the drain...

Other option would be to pull the lower radiator hose off the radiator.
ok so under the bottom of the car on the drivers side remove the plastic shield and its under there?
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Under the whole front end...if you get under car..see where the radiator is..follow the big plastic thing to the metal subframe..it covers the car..pretty much side to side and about 18-24 inches back.

The drain is on the driverside of the radiator
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Please post mechanical problems in the proper section.

Moving to 92-99.
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Please post mechanical problems in the proper section.

Moving to 92-99.
sorry man, didnt realize.
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Under the whole front end...if you get under car..see where the radiator is..follow the big plastic thing to the metal subframe..it covers the car..pretty much side to side and about 18-24 inches back.

The drain is on the driverside of the radiator
ok ill brb if i have a problem.
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Under the whole front end...if you get under car..see where the radiator is..follow the big plastic thing to the metal subframe..it covers the car..pretty much side to side and about 18-24 inches back.

The drain is on the driverside of the radiator
i took of the big plastic thing off the bottom (was attached bty like 4 bolts and 4 screws (i hope that is the right thing) and spent the rest of the time looing around for the cap, which i cant locate, what does it look like? Sorry, im really a big time amatuer i know.


its gonna feel good to get this done.
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It'* not a cap, per say. It looks more like a large plastic wing nut. It will be on the driver'* side of the radiator bottom. Be careful when torquing it with a pair of pliers, so that you don't break it, if stuck.
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Should look something like this, only made of plastic....

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