• Tiny
  • kevrhea
  • 1994 Ford Explorer

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200.00 miles

i've changed the water pump and the timing belt cover gasket, now i'm leaking water from the front driver side freeze plug, do not know how to replace the front freeze plug.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 1:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,410 posts

If you have access, they are easy. Just take a punch or straight screwdriver, poke a hole in the plug and pru it out. Make sure to drain the coolant or you will get wet. Clean the opening and take a new one, and tap it into place. I always use a small 2x4 to keep it straight and flush so it doesn't go in on an angle. Then I tap on the wood.

Let me know if you have other questions.

NOTE: If you would rather, they make a rubber plug replacement. You slid it in and tighten a nut on it until it tightens in the hole.


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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 5:31 PM

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