Yes, all manufacturer's put some of them in places that are very tight and hard to get to. If you have someone that can replace it without lifting or removing the engine, do it. Also, the worst part is trying to get a hammer to fit so you can tap it into place. In this situations, I recommend using a rubber plug. It fits into the opening and then by tightening a nut, it expands and seals. It is usually easier than trying to find the room to hammer.
NOTE: Some vehicles have freeze plugs between the trans and engine which require removal of one or the other. Your vehicle shouldn't be nearly as bad.
Friday, June 6th, 2014 AT 9:25 AM