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Dodge Repair/'03 stratus se: radiator drain cock


I am replacing the timing belt and need to drain the radiator. Is there a special tool needed? I can't figure out how to do it?

Hi Teresa,
The '04 manual I have just shows the drain cock to have a tab which you turn by hand counter clockwise until it stops. Earlier models with the 2.5L engine have radiators where the drain has a hole into which you insert a 19 mm socket on an extension to reach the bolt that your turn counter clockwise to open. So if that is the way it appears, try that approach. The drain is on the right side at the lower corner of the radiator, back surface.

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