Replacing '07 focus block heater aka frost plug. Should I drain the coolant/antifreeze 1st?

10

Asked by Nov 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 2007 Ford Focus ZX5 SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm replacing the block heater element aka the frost plug in my 2007 focus (2.0L engine). I
think it warms the coolant/antifreeze in the block and i'm expecting some fluid to come out
when I change the part but I'm not sure if I should drain the whole system before or not.
I'm thinking not but if anyone has experience then holler thanks. -JRW

1 Answer

25

drain it down some but you well still have a mess coolant is always messy

Your Answer

Ford Focus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,480
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,290
  • #3
    Su'ad Barakat
    Reputation
    1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
959 Great Deals out of 64,205 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Civic
616 Great Deals out of 54,503 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fiesta
129 Great Deals out of 16,842 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
354 Great Deals out of 42,607 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Escape
1,199 Great Deals out of 107,261 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Corolla
924 Great Deals out of 71,091 listings starting at $1,479
Used Honda Accord
849 Great Deals out of 89,028 listings starting at $1,444
Used Mazda MAZDA3
282 Great Deals out of 27,596 listings starting at $1,700
Used Hyundai Elantra
605 Great Deals out of 47,145 listings starting at $495
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 78,328 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volkswagen GTI
116 Great Deals out of 7,717 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,041 Great Deals out of 54,478 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,150 Great Deals out of 75,878 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Focus For Sale
35,783 listings starting at $10,998
2017 Ford Focus For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 8,187 listings starting at $9,994
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
199 Great Deals out of 6,216 listings starting at $6,999
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,986 listings starting at $6,395
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
172 Great Deals out of 6,020 listings starting at $3,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.