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2012 JKU, rad drain plug turns CCW but how far? It turns 90 deg but then hard to turn by hand, I don't want break It.
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Honestly I'd remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator. I broke one, once, that's all the convincing I needed.
 

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I busted them in other trucks and cars I just didn't want to put Jeep on the list. Thanks I think I'll go that route.
 

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Haven't tried the drain plug on a JK, but on my older WJ you turned it 90 degrees and then pulled it out a bit it to start the drain.
 

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It's supposed to go 180 ccw. The last 90 is hard. I've not tried it but have watched some utube videos where they did that.
 

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Hah! Just fought that battle myself, yesterday. I have ended up with that plug in my hand before, so I dropped the hoses too.
 

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I've always used needle nose pliers to turn the drain plug because of its tight location and never had any issues. I've had to drain the radiator twice in the past 4.5 years.
 

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I replaced my radiator yesterday and discovered what a piece of junk the drain is. Even after I got it opened it wouldn't drain. It must have been clogged up. Do what demar said and pop the lower hose off.
 

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just did the water pump on my 2014. even with a new rad, the drain plug is a PITA to go full 180. Ended up pulling lower rad hose.
 
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