Changing Coolant in a Solara

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Old 12 Apr 2005, 11:33 pm   #1 (permalink)
Kalboh
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Hi there.

2000 Solara is my car. I want to change the coolant but I cannot locate the
bolt to loosen in the engine block to release the coolant. Can somebody
point me where exactly it is? I bought a Solara repair manual but the
drawing there is too generic, I mean, not exact. Thank you in advance.

Alberto



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Old 13 Apr 2005, 08:52 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 04:33:18 +0000, Kalboh wrote:

> Hi there.
>
> 2000 Solara is my car. I want to change the coolant but I cannot locate the
> bolt to loosen in the engine block to release the coolant. Can somebody
> point me where exactly it is? I bought a Solara repair manual but the
> drawing there is too generic, I mean, not exact. Thank you in advance.
>
> Alberto



There is a drain in the radiator, at the bottom. Try again...
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 11:42 am   #3 (permalink)
Daniel
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I wouldn't bother with the drain plug on the block if that's truly what
you mean.
I once lifted the car and opened the drain on the engine block after
draining the coolant from the bottom of the radiator, and only a few
more drops came out - clearly not worth the extra effort, since the
drain plug on the block is awkward to reach.
After several times lifting the car, and removing the plastic shielding
under the radiator to access the radiator drain, discovered with a shop
light, that you can reach it from above if you're careful, and loosen
and tighten it with your fingers - much simpler.
On mine, there's a hole in the plastic shielding beneath, and a short
tube on the radiator drain to direct draining coolant through that hole.

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Old 14 Apr 2005, 11:07 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I forgot to add, the engine is the V6. Maybe the drain plug is easier to
access? Thanks for the response.

"Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I wouldn't bother with the drain plug on the block if that's truly what
> you mean.
> I once lifted the car and opened the drain on the engine block after
> draining the coolant from the bottom of the radiator, and only a few
> more drops came out - clearly not worth the extra effort, since the
> drain plug on the block is awkward to reach.
> After several times lifting the car, and removing the plastic shielding
> under the radiator to access the radiator drain, discovered with a shop
> light, that you can reach it from above if you're careful, and loosen
> and tighten it with your fingers - much simpler.
> On mine, there's a hole in the plastic shielding beneath, and a short
> tube on the radiator drain to direct draining coolant through that hole.
>



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