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What is a t valve on the cooling system of a kia sorento

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What is a t valve on the cooling system of a kia sorento
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

That is the valve you open to drain the coolant from the radiator.

It is a plastic nut you screw in, if yours is gone look for an orange plastic piece with an oring and a slot in it. Maybe it never was replaced after draining. The dealer will have one, I had our parts department stock some as they break.

If you don't have a KIA dealer close try Hyundai.

Let me know how I can help

Thank you

Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Could just be the radiator has a crack also if your mechanic never saw the radiator and just answered a question. Pour water through and see where it is coming out.

Let me know what I can do to help

Thank you