Freeze plugs location

Tiny
JAMIECAROL94
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
I have a coolant leak on SUV on passenger side front. Pretty sure it is not the water pump. I'm thinking it is a freeze plug, but can't see where the leak is coming from. It pours out as fast as I can put it in whether car is running or not. Can anyone give me advise on where to find a diagram or tell me the location of all freeze plugs? I have searched the net over and can't find a diagram for my SUV. Please help! Thanks in advance.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 10:30 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The freeze plugs are usually on the side of the engine block. If the leak is in front of the engine, it is going to be either the upper or lower radiator hoses, the water pump, or a coolant crossover tube. In the diagrams down below I have included an exploded diagram of your vehicle cooling system for you. Please use this diagram and correlate where the leak is to the components and get back us with what you find out. We can go from there.

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Alex
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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Could you explain to me where the coolant crossover tube is? Here's a picture of where it's leaking. Is there a freeze plug behind the timing chain cover?
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

Okay, there are no freeze plugs behind the timing chain cover. If that is where your vehicle is leaking coolant at, it is going to be a bad water pump and/or water pump gasket. In the diagrams down below I have included an exploded diagram of your vehicle's engine and the instructions for the removal and installation of your vehicle's water pump. Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 12:03 PM

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