Re: 2002 Escape Oil and Coolant Drain Plugs
On all my vehicles, the oil drain plug is just like changing a light bulb. Turning it counter clockwise should loosen it. Walmart doesn't torque parts correctly, as I'm sure a 16yr old did your oil change.
If you want to change your coolant I suggest getting a repair manual. There are generally a couple steps to completely drain the system and refill it so there are no air pockets which can cause hot spots in the engine and warp various parts. I haven't changed the coolant on my Taurus, but on my Dodge there is a relief valve on the block that you unscrew and remove after you've removed the lower rad hose. On one of my older cars, the rad had a drain plug in it. You'll have to look around closely if you decide to do this without a manual.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!