I tried to get the old radiator drain plug off, but broke it while doing so. I cant get it to unscrew out to drain, half of the wing peice to grip it is broken off, and im afraid that Ill make it worse. Once I do get it loose, does this drain-plug unscrew all the way out? Or is it permantly in there?
And how do I get this line off the fuel filter. The side going to the engine, or 'out' I can just simply use that line made wrench, but how do I disconnect this plastic hose connector going to the fuel-tank w/ out breaking it.
And also, does this motor have a overhead cam, or is just a standard? And does it have a timing belt, or a chain?
The drain plug will not come all the way out. If it breaks, they should be replaceable. Another option is to pull the lower radiator hose.
The fuel filter has a special tool that lift the plastic tabs (at arrows) off the neck on the filter nipple. It seems a little unorthodox, but does work.
Should be a single overhead cam, and it is a chain not a belt.
August, 20, 2007 AT 5:08 PM
Ok, so I cant get that drain-plug out all the way? Its permy in there? I know in the older ones the steel or metal wing nut screws out so far to let coolant out, but I installed a new radiator, and it had a plastic plug like the one show, and it unscrewed all the way out. I guess I should try to tighten it back, it did turn half a turn and got stuck and thats when it broke.
So I have to have that special tool to get the fuel hose off? Guess ill have to go back to the auto parts store for that.
August, 20, 2007 AT 5:38 PM
Most of them I encounter now only turn a half a turn or so anyways. There is usually a drain below the petcock and the thumbturn is really a valve, unlike the older styles where it come right out of the petcock.
August, 21, 2007 AT 1:30 PM
I dunno, I really need a professional over here, or somone who has done this before. To be honest, this is the 1st REAL car ive had thats up-to-date. All the others were 80s models, and I kept them up! : ) Thats why im so desperate to have this done properly.