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tarheel
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Engine Coolant Drain Plug Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone knew the tool needed to remove the engine coolant drain plug in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee sport. It's hard to see but it looks like a socket wrench or allen wrench should work, but since I can't get the socket wrench in I don't know if I'm misaligned or if it's too big. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The easiest way to get to is it to remove the grill. My 97 has a thumbscrew...but it usually takes a pair of pliers to get it started.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're talking about the radiator drain. I'm talking about the engine block drain.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bad. Never actually pulled that. Is it square or a hex? If I remember, I'll check my FSM when I get home.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a square. I need to get an FSM but I'm on a time crunch. If you could look that would be great. Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a look in my FSM but I couldn't find the size of the drain plug in the block. However, if you go to your local parts store they should have a few different sizes to choose from.

And yes, it is a square plug.
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