How do you change antifreeze in a Ford F-150 lightning?
Open the drain cock at the bottom of the rad.. catch all in suitable container.. refill and bleed off air buy running the engine in place with the heater on for 10-15 min filling as necessary..
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Answer . figure out the capacity and then mix 50/50 anti freeze and water
AT LEAST 200... (feet per minute)
With the vehicle cold, locate the drain cock on the bottom of theradiator which is a T-shaped bolt. Remove the radiator cap andloosen the drain cock. Tighten the drain cock an…d refill with halfcoolant and half water then run it and keep filling the radiator.
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radiator should have a drain plug on one side or the other near bottom may resemble a wing nut loosen plug to drain radiator when finished draining tighten back up add new ant…ifreeze if you dont buy the predelluted antifreeze you must mix it at 50:50 ratio with water it will drain quicker if you leave radiator cap off when drain plug is open also i would crank the car and flush out system this can be acheived by using a water hose just open radiator cap stick water hose in car and turn it on let car run while doing this it will flush out the coolant that is engine block some models also have some kind of "vent" that is supposed to be open during this process however it can be done without opening it but may cause air to get in cooling system system i have never had any problem with this i have a1996 mustang i did mine today with no problems i did not open "vent"
if antifreez is blowing into cab, u need to replace the heater core. the core has a hole in it. thses are not repairable and they are cheap to buy
Hiya first of all you need to open the bonnet and take the the cap off the coolent water res,then on the bottom right hand side of the radiator is a plug you need to open this… with a small flat screwdriver and all the coolent will empty,replace the plug,and put you new antifreeze into the res and top up with wateruntill its on the max mark,start the engine and leave it idle until the thermostat opens and allows the coolent to go around the engine,you might need to top up with water in your res, NOTE: ONLY DO THIS IF YOUR ENGINE IS COLD.
How To Find & Fix Coolant Leaks. http://www.aa1car.com/library/coolant_leaks.htm
If your fanbelt is old, it may be slipping or loose. If so, replace it. Aaaaand, your thermostat could be stuck. Also Check to make sure that your head gasket is not leaking,… the exause could be heating, and boiling your coolant.
Engine will cut out at 140MPH (fuel is shut off). I had mine up to 185MPH after modifiing fuel cut out (Timed by PD Radar).
One of the first things you're going to need to know is where the radiator drain plug is located. That just so happens to be one of the most popular questions in the Taurus / …Sable categories. It is to found in the same spot it's been for years - the problem is, on 1996 and newer models there is a plastic panel that hides it from casual inspection. See "Related Questions" below for a few ideas on how to remove it, avoid having to keep removing it in the future and a whole lot more. . REMINDER: Make sure the engine is COLD BEFORE opening the cap Cooling System- Drain and Fill Ensure that the engine is completely cool prior to starting this service. . Remove the recovery tank / coolant reservoir or radiator cap. . Raise and support the vehicle. . Place a drain pan of sufficient capacity under the radiator and open the petcock (drain) on the radiator. Plastic petcocks easily bind. Before opening a plastic radiator petcock, spray it with some penetrating lubricant. . Drain the cooling system completely. . Close the petcock. . Remove the drain pan. . Lower the vehicle. . Determine the capacity of the cooling system, then property refill the system with a 50/50 mixture of fresh coolant and distilled water. . Leave the recovery tank or radiator cap off to aid in bleeding the system. . Start the engine and allow it to idle until the thermostat opens (the upper radiator hose will become hot). The coolant level should go down, this is normal as the system bleeds the air pockets out of the system. . Refill the system with coolant to the proper level. . Turn the engine OFF and check for leaks. . Locate the drain plug. It should be on the drivers side of the radiator. You have to remove the splash guard. Use a 6mm ratchet and remove 4 bolts and just slide the splash guard away from the front end. The drain plug on our 99 Sable is white, but clearly visible when you move the splash guard out of the way. Drain the coolant into a pan and keep away from animals! Dispose of properly. Close the plug and fill the radiator with water and circulate by running the engine with the heat on. You can use a radiator flush solution that you can get at any parts place for a few dollars. Run the car for at least 30 minutes, or drive at least 30 miles. Drain the radiator again, and then close the plug and add your coolant. Make sure to close the plug when you are done!
According to the 1999 Ford F-150 owners manual : It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water andGREEN colored antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-…M97B44-A ) inthe engine cooling system
Ford Gold or Universal Gold Antifreeze
According to the 1997 Ford F-150 owners manual : It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water andGREEN colored antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-…M97B44-A ) inthe engine cooling system * Ford states to not exceed 60% antifreeze in the mix
Worst case would be a freeze plug but most likely it is a heater hose or connector where it goes through the firewall. Good luck.
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