How do you drain the radiator on a 2003 Chevy Impala?
How to Flush the Radiator on the 2003 Chevy Impala LS
- Park your Chevy Impala on a level surface.
- Place a drain pan beneath the drain valve on the radiator.
- Open the drain valve on the radiator and drain the used antifreeze coolant into the pan.
- Allow the radiator to drain fully, then close the drain valve.
How do I find my coolant drain plug?
The drain will be located on the rear of the block, near the bottom but not level with the oil pan. Typically they are located closer to the flywheel housing then the outside of the engine pan and will look like large bolts set into the block which are not holding anything in place.
What causes a 2004 Chevy Impala to overheat?
While there are a variety of reasons your Chevrolet Impala is overheating, the most common 3 are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat.
How much coolant does a 2004 Impala hold?
2004 Chevrolet Impala – Specs
|Capacities||2004 Chevrolet Impala|
|Fuel tank (gal / L)||17 / 64.4|
|Engine oil (qt / L)||3400 V-6||4.5 / 4.3|
|3800 V-6||4.3 / 4.1|
|Cooling system (qt / L)||3400 V-6||11.7 / 11.1|
Where is the radiator drain petcock?
A radiator drain petcock is usually located above the bottom of the radiator. So even if you can open it, you’re not draining the radiator completely. That’s why shops always remove the lower radiator hose. That drains the entire radiator AND most of the coolant from the engine.
What does a radiator plug look like?
Hi pitina, The radiator plug is usually located at the base of the radiator and looks like a wing-nut. When removed the entire contents of your radiator will be drained. A radiator drain petcock is usually located above the bottom of the radiator.
Where is coolant temperature sensor?
On most vehicles, the coolant temperature sensor (CTS) can be found somewhere near the engine thermostat, which allows it to function optimally. The tip of the CTS is probably located right next to the engine coolant.
What is a coolant leak?
What Is A Coolant/Antifreeze Leak? A coolant/antifreeze leak can occur for a variety of reasons, including a blown radiator hose, a bad hose clamp, warped head gasket, or the most common reason, a foreign object kicked up by the truck in front of you penetrating the radiator itself. Removing the radiator cap.