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Coolant flush petcock location

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I want to flush and change my coolant but cant find the drain for the rad. Does the metal guard need to be dropped in order to gain access or what? Also I am aware that there are two drain plugs for the block. I haven't yet looked for those in particular yet but wont forget to drain block as well.

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According to Haynes... "The radiator drain is accessible through this hole in the front radiator support(2009 and earlier models)" Has a photo of someone sticking a screwdriver looking tool through a one inch, or so, hole in a large sheet metal looking piece(the support, maybe) under the radiator.
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On my 3.3L you can reach from above and behind the metal guard on the driver side to access the radiator petcock. Not sure i could do it the way the Haynes manual shows.

On a side note, i changed my oil this morning. I almost always do it myself but had a dealer do it last time. The bozos didn't use a washer on the oil drain plug even though one is included with the Hyundai filter i gave them!
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