radiator wont drain

Asked by Nov 03, 2015 at 03:18 PM about the 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replacing radiator on 98 ranger opened petcock to drain but it just drips out

4 Answers

Radiator cap off? This happens often, the petcock takes a million turns to open fully, for whatever reason it ha very fine threads and all small debris settles right there plugging it. Every Ford I have ever had, and that is several, including a Lincoln same thing. Just take bottom hose off

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If it won't drain then take the lower radiator hose off as the drain may be clogged. Do remove the radiator cap as it won't drain well with it on.

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Remove the petcock completely and blow a bit of air through that end

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thanks did not want to do it that way but no other choice. off now waiting for new radiator to be delivered

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