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How do you flush a radiator in a 2000 Ford Taurus?

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How do you flush a radiator in a 2000 Ford Taurus?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Sam replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer Please meet Sam. A suggestion would be is to run a can or bottle of cooling system flush, for about a half hour, prior to removal of the engine coolant. This breaks up the built up deposits contained within the engine cooling syystem. After the engine has cooled down and with the Taurus safely supported above the ground, the splash shield will then have to be removed. This black splash shield covers the entire radiator from the underside. There are several different size bolts that secure this splash shield, (8 and 5.5mm bolts). With a large drain pan and again with the engine cold, the drain cock valve, (white), can then be opened up to drain the engine coolant. This valve is located on the bottom of the driver's side.Once the coolant has been drained, close the valve and resecure the splash shield. Add the coolant along with an the engine until the temperature gauge reads normal...let the engine cool down and recheck the coolant level. Add more coolant if necessary. Hopefully, I have helped you out that you will "ACCEPT" and provide a positive feedback. THANKS!!