My girlfriend has a 94 ford tempo with the 2.4L 4 cyl auto and about 100K mi.
after findnig a coolant leak coming from under her car, she took it to her mechanic who said that the freeze plugs need replacing. The estimate was too high, so I am trying to do them for her. I have found four plugs, two of them badly corroded but not leaking, and the leak is coming from between the oil and ATF pans. Is there a way to get to that fifth plug without removing the whole transaxle? We live in los angeles, where there is no real risk of freezing. Can I just clean and JB Weld the leaks?
You can always try it, I have seen stranger things work. Worst case scenario is it doesn't hold and blows open, overheating the engine and turning into a real expensive repair. Or pull the tranny back now.