Why doesn't my radiator flush when opened?

Tiny
RHANNE
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 115,000 MILES
I turn my petcock 1/4 to open, but nothing comes out. Very dirty water and first time changed. What can I do?
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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Tiny
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Flush the radiator out and make sure the water is clean
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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We never open the petcock because something cracks inside and you'll have a leak that drips about once every ten seconds. That happened on about nine out of ten cars. We always pull the lower radiator hose off. The only fix for a leaking petcock is to replace the radiator. You may not have any damage yet. Once you turn the petcock a quarter turn, you must pull it out toward the rear of the car.
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM

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