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Simple job, I know- Can't Drain Radiator ???

I'm trying to drain the radiator on my 08 Ranger and I can't get it to drain. what am I missing. I turned the draincock 90 degrees and nothing happens. I don't think I can turn it more than 90 deg.
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Just pull the lower hose. after doing that pull the cap to let it gust out
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Ya, I thought about doing that but would perfer to drain it out the bottom of the radiator. I'm stump on to why it won't drain.
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Pull off the rad cap.
The valve should turn more than 90.
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I did that thinking that was the reason for it not draining. No luck.
That draincock only turns 90 degress, right?
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Just pull the lower hose. after doing that pull the cap to let it gust out
Well, I ended up doing just that except I had the cap off. Ya, I had a mess :). I was loosing sun light and I didn't think it through before easing the hose off. A controlled mess.
Good thing I had a large drip pan under the two catch pails. :)

Thanks everyone for trying to help,

Dan
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It's never fun , but sure interesting and messy.
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