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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Van
#1 of 12 Radiator Draincock
Oct 06, 2007 (10:24 am)
1995 Dodge Caravan has a Radiator Draincock of some sort I have never seen before. Looks to turn 1/4 turn?? Does it pull or something? Do not want to break it
#2 of 12 Re: Radiator Draincock [jcollister]
Oct 06, 2007 (10:27 am)
I've had to drain the cooling system from our 1998 DGC twice in the last year (once due to the age of the coolant, and once for engine work), and after pondering the same thing you are, I gave up and eased open the lower hose. Problem solved.
#3 of 12 1/4 turn and pull.
Oct 09, 2007 (5:14 am)
It is a stupid design. If you go over 1/4 turn, it will not pull out. If if turned correctly, the force required to pull it out may damage the draincock.
If it survives, usually the seal crimps or cuts when being inserted and then the darn thing leaks.
Don't ask me how I know!
Either do what what Shipo wisely does, or have a new one in hand before you attack the old one.
#4 of 12 Re: 1/4 turn and pull. [vcheng]
Oct 09, 2007 (10:40 am)
Thankyou both so much for the valuable info. I think I will just take the advise to loosen lower hose and drain. - Jeff C.
#5 of 12 A wise shade tree mechanic learns from others' bashed knuckles!
Oct 10, 2007 (5:12 am)
#6 of 12 Re: A wise shade tree mechanic learns from others' bashed knuckles! [vcheng]
Oct 10, 2007 (5:27 am)
I guess that makes me a really stupid "shade tree mechanic" as I've had LOTS of bashed knuckles.
#7 of 12 You are a gem Shipo!
Oct 10, 2007 (7:29 am)
Note that my statement does not preclude the shade tree mechanic from bashing his own knuckles too!
#8 of 12 Drain cock leaking
Nov 19, 2007 (1:16 pm)
I drained my radiator on my 95 caravan and then refilled it. Now the drain cock leaks. Can it be replaced and if so how?
#9 of 12 Replacement drain cock is about 5 bucks.
Nov 26, 2007 (8:53 am)
#10 of 12 Re: Replacement drain cock is about 5 bucks. [vcheng]
Nov 28, 2007 (5:31 pm)
How do you replace it? Does the old one twist out and then you just screw in a new one?