Hi guys im new here, so sorry if this isnt the right place to post this question.
I have a 2003 saturn ion and have just recently replaced the radiator fan that wasnt working. I managed to do that successfully but in the process of removing the two brackets on the bottom of my radiator that hold up the radiator and fan, I accidently removed a round plastic piece that covered what looks like a drain on the right corner of my radiator. It has two of these one on each side. I turned on the car and oil started spewing out from this little “drain” under the radiator. Any idea what kind of oil this is or how I can fix this?
I have Automatic transmission, and no, I believe there wasn’t a plug there, just the black ring around that hole. That black ring fell off the other side, im not sure if that had anything to do with it failing.
The “oil” that is draining is like a dark brown , and I saw on a diagram of a radiator that the housing for coolant is at the bottom of the radiator so I had thought that it might be coolant, it just doesnt smell like coolant, but I can assume that it looses its “coolant” smell after a while right?
Im just wondering how I can plug this back up, I did jiggle the radiator quite a bit in order to insert the fan, so I thought something might have been disconnected going into the radiator.
The car has 140k miles.
Thanks in advance!