Always wear safety goggles when working on your Corolla. Other There are of course many other parts such as tubes, brackets, caps and plugs, as well as fans. Now if you weren't gonna replace the hoses or thermostat then you would put your water hose in the radiator and start your car and put the heat on inside the car and flush the whole system out until you see clear water flowing out the drain plug. While you have this off it's best that you clean the inside before putting this air filter box back on. Is it buy cracking rear block drain and pulling the lower radiator hose off. Now Fish said drain and refill.
Use the pliers to clamp down on the petcock and screw it out of the radiator. Here's the guide - The procedure should also be very similar for other Toyota vehicles like the Camry, Matrix, Yaris, Venza, and Avalon. We opted to do a simple radiator drain and refill which replaces about half of the old coolant. Edited October 4, 2014 by dom The premixed coolant was designed for a drain and refill - not a flush procedure. You can reuse the rubber gasket for your new thermostat but inspect first.
Then completely warm car up. Ten minutes of driving should be adequate, be sure to keep an eye on the engine temperature to avoid overheating. Then you put a oil pan under the radiator drain plug and then unscrew the plug and let the radiator coolant drain into the pan. I took pictures of the process and created a quick guide to help out other Corolla owners. That is where my confusion was heater on high or heater off when completely warming car up. Thank Frank Fish I have 94k on corolla.
Also, if you use Red, you can do a drain and refill later - just use Red + distilled water, no need to flush. Information provided is believed accurate but all specifications, pricing, and availability must be confirmed in writing directly with the dealer to be binding. Call or email for complete vehicle specific information. As for running the car - you want to heat it up enough to cycle the coolant through the system. As a general rule of thumb, you should get a coolant flush every 30,000 miles or three to five years, whichever comes first. Needless to say, antifreeze coolant is a very necessary element to keep your engine from overheating.
First, tt doesn't go in all at once, you need to let it circulate. The only tools required is a pair of pliers. The drain bolt is a 10mm hex head and is located on the backside of the engine block i. Run the car for awhile and keep refilling until you see no more bubbles and the radiator is full. Next, fill up your radiator, the reservoir, and start your motor.
Especially if your hoses been on you car for at least 5 yrs and you haven't flushed your system out or you haven't been using proper coolant and using water. The deep part goes inside the block. However, due to the limitations of web and monitor color display, we cannot guarantee that the colors depicted will exactly match the color of the car. I had a 95 Corolla that started blowing water out of the overflow after 10 months of driving. I will do another drain and fill in 25,000 miles. If only I found this sooner, before I changed my radiator fluid and replaced only one hose.
How soon is anyone's guess. Scott, I did locate the coolant drain plug in the engine block with help from the Toyota parts department guy who was able to look it up in their online service manual , which is pretty easy to access. When you're low on antifreeze, you may notice your vehicle overheating and your heater may stop working. Drain radiator and engine block, flush with distilled water, then add 4 quarts of concentrated un-distilled coolant, and top off with distilled water. Does anyone know the Toyota recommended method? I'm trying to locate the engine drain plug for my 2010 Corolla. An internal combustion engine generates power through extremely high temperature and high pressure gasses. By doing so, we could monitor the quality and quantity of the coolant used in the vehicle to maintain the temperature of the engine at an optimum level.
From what I gather from my dealer - eventually they will phase out Toyota Red and only stock Pink premixed coolant. I typically wait on water pumps. This is the plug that will empty out the coolant that is held in the engine block. Then with your mini wire brush you can get any corrosion that is around the thermostat housing and around the all the areas that the hoses will be replaced. If the coolant does not go down into the radiator anymore, start the engine to see if the flow of fluid creates more room for the coolant. Do a full flush with distilled water, add Toyota Pink or Red.
When the thermostat opens up at 180 degrees, throttle the car up to 2000 rpm for 5 minutes. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. Cooling system service helps prolong the life of the cooling system and all of its components, including radiators, heater cores, hoses, coolant pipes, water pumps, and gaskets. Then for the rest of my cars life I only have to do drain and refills. Step 4: Go for a Drive To completely flush out the system, and cycle the fluid through the engine, radiator, tubes, and heater core, it is important to drive the car.
Antifreeze has a higher boiling point and lower freeze point than water. Pink and Red are technically not 100% compatible, as there is slightly different chemistry involved - but it doesn't stop the dealerships from adding Pink to Red coolant Pink is backwards compatible, Red is technically cannot be used forward - but owners still use it. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Toyotas, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. There will be residual water left in the system. Why are regular coolant flushes so important? I put in Toyota Red. Use distilled water or de-ionized water.