Where is the coolant drain pipe in a Toyota & is rust-colored coolant a bad thing?
June 14, 2009 1:49 PM Subscribe
Where can I find the coolant drain in a Toyota Avalon 1995?
posted by Bearded Dave to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
We just got a car, a used Toyota Avalon '95. It's previous owner didn't really take car of it at all, so now I am going through it and replaced the fluids, replaced the wipers, etc. I also refilled the coolant last week, but when I checked today the reservoir was empty again and the little that is left is rust-colored (coolant was bright yellow), but, as far as I can tell, not oily. I refilled it again and wait and see what happens. There are no puddles under the car.
However, I was also thinking about flushing the coolant system just to clean it out (I'm pretty sure that this hasn't happened in the last 10 years) - but I can't find the drain for it. Could it be under the car? A car repair book that I have explains the process in a way that makes it seem like you can't miss the drain, but I am lost.
So my questions are:
rust-colored coolant and disappearing coolant = bad?
Where is the coolant drain located?