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Old 10-30-2012, 08:07 AM
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Default Freeze plugs help

I went to change my water pump yesterday and when I finished I noticed there was an antifreeze leak from behind the altenator bracket. I took it all off and it looks like a freeze plug. I just need to make sure that there is a freeze plug in this spot. By the way it's a 1994 ford ranger 4.0
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Freeze plugs help

I will try and help you or help to make this make more sense, I would venture to guess the question you are asking is if your frost plug has broke or not. If the plug wasn't there you would see a hole into the motor where the plug should be. they can be hard to examine fully for the position of the plugs. they are along the sides of the block as you described. You will need to wipe the plug area clean the best you can and then make sure it is dry then start the motor and let it run for a couple mins. then recheck for water/antifreeze in the area. if dry you are fine. if wet you may have a loose/broken frost plug. do a google search or search n here for how to fix when motor is in the truck.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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It helped but I think it rusted through. Now how is the easiest way to get it out
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:16 PM
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Not sure how it is done, i have never had to do one. the ones i have changed were changed when i built my motors, ( they do them at the shop where they tank my blocks) I am sure if you google search and ask in here that someone might be able to help. if not take it to a shop you trust and get estimate, go to 5 shops and ask, or phone around to see what they cost. i don't think it is too expensive. Make 100% sure that it the frost plug(s) that are pooched.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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You can just knock the freeze plugs out. Pressing the new ones in takes a little finesse. They need to be pressed in evenly and the holes need to be sanded real well to get a good seal.

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:38 PM
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I know i seen those rubber plugs that you put it in and tighten the nut until its stop turning. Not sure if anyone use this or not.

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