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Ford Five Hundred Limited How do I flush the coolant in my

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How do I flush the coolant in my 2006 ford 500?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

You won't be able to do a complete flush yourself on this car without a machine but you can drain and fill the radiator which removes about 50% of it. If you want it flushed completely you need to have it on a recycle machine that will recover and replace it all. You don't want to mess around cutting into hoses and trying to install a flush tee like on older cars. Are you just doing this for maintenance reasons?
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Just for preventative maintenance. A flushing tee wont work?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Just for preventative maintenance. A flushing tee wont work?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 6 years ago.
Sorry for the delay,

I wouldn't advise using it for a few reasons but mainly because of the history of them leaking. If the engine ever were to get real hot some day it would be the first thing that started leaking. Actually just a drain and fill is sufficient for the year model, and next time in about 3-4 years you can have it flushed.



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