Engine Cooling problem
1988 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 131000 miles
Seems there are two freeze plugs on the bottom of the intake manifold. Naturally they are deeply buried and invisible unless from under the car. The smaller one seems to have developed a leak, no coolant=no driving=irked driver (who fortunately caught this in time so as not to burn things up).
Any suggestions about removing this thing without having to take off the manifold (supposedly a multi-hour job, with LOTS of hoses to deal with)?
I am thinking that if I can get a self-tapping screw in the plug, I can pull it out, then tap a new one in from below (maybe). Would like to avoid manifold removal.
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 2:09 PM