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Radiator drain plug


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December 20, 2010
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Springfield, Mo.
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Limited
I have a 2000 Limited Explorer with the 5.0 V8 engine with a plastic/fiberglass shroud around the lower part of the radiator. Because of this I have never been able to find the radiator drain plug. Anyone else have that same issue?

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Bottom right (passenger) side.

Easy to get at with the fan & shroud off or from underneath up on a lift, think its a 20 millimeter.

So are you saying that the shroud needs to come off to access it from below as well? My radiator is totally boxed in from below. Thanks

The shroud is held by just a couple screws and a couple push pins. Once you remove it, the bottom of the radiator is accessible and you will see the drain ****.

You help is much appreciated....4 bolts and there it was. Thank you.