1996 Stratus radiator drain plug -- what size wrench?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Alan Beagley, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Alan Beagley

    Alan Beagley Guest

    I am trying to drain and flush the cooling system on a '96 Stratus. The
    Chilton's manual says to use a socket wrench with a universal joint, but
    it does not say what size. The largest I have are 3/4" and 19mm, but
    they are not big enough. Can somebody tell me the correct size; I don't
    want to have to buy a bunch of them just to get the right size by trial
    and error.

    Note: the drain valve does not have a hex head, just a straight-across
    "handle," but it is very difficult to get at.

    Or is there a better way?

    Alan Beagley, Oct 20, 2003
  2. Alan Beagley

    Alan Beagley Guest

    Well, blow me down . . . I was looking at the Chilton's manual again --
    and found that they had inserted the word "19mm" while I wasn't looking!
    Doh! (And in the meantime I had discovered that by suitable jiggling I
    was able to get a 3/4" socket (near enough the same) to fit. Unscrewing
    it far enough to let coolant drain out is another story, however.

    Alan Beagley, Oct 22, 2003
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