Mechanics

FREEZE PLUG(S)?

2001 Ford Ranger

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles

I was changing my thermostat last night and when I was adding the new coolant to the radiator, I noticed that there was coolant leaking from or what looked like the rear of the engine. I got underneath, but was unable to actually see where the coolant was coming from. I do know, however, that it was not leaking from any main hoses, the thermostat area or the water pump. I was informed that it might be leaking due to a freeze plug. Now, on my truck, is there more than one freeze plug? If so where are they located and how hard is it to replace / repair? In addition, would it even be the freeze plug that would cause this? (Also, there is NO water in the oil and there is no smoke coming out the tail pipe when it is on; just a flow of coolant.)
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Nemesis2401
March 29, 2009.



Freeze plugs normally dont leak maybe if they rust
there are three on both sides of the bolck

there are a pain the remove and replace it requires tools like a dent puller

you should deffiently check ALL your hoses even ones you didnt mess with

Tiny
Rangerdanger17
Mar 29, 2009.