i have hear stories that some fords dont have drain plugs and you have
to remove the lower rad. hose to drain the radiator... but on our
96 contour you would never see the drain plug on the radiator if you did
not take the bottom plastic piece that goes along the bottom/front of
the car(think its a wind deflector).....i checked
www.advanceautoparts.com and ran a check for a radiator drain cock for a
1998 taurus and it listed two in the sheet.. if they never had any
listed it would indicate that you do not have any, but being as they
sell them you probably have a setup like my 96 contour....its hidden by
the plastic under the car....
hope this helps.
I've changed the anti-freeze on my 1999 Sable Wagon (should be exactly
like your Taurus). You have to remove the black plastic piece that
goes accross the bottom of the car to get to the drain plug. All you
need to do to take it off is remove a few screws. Once you get it
off, the drain is on the driver's side. Be carefull when you're
loosening the drain nut, as it is plastic and mine was very brittle
and half broke as I was removing it. If you need any more
information, just let me know.
95 Taurus SE
99 Sable Wagon LS
forget what everybody told you... if it is that hard to get to the drain
plug just use the lower radiator hose and install a normal hose clamp when
My (STOCK SPRING hose clamp) for my lower hose just went on my brand new
ford.. I installed a new hose clamp (screw type) on my own and had ford
fdlush the system
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