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Old 08-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hey all, I have a 93 4x4 with the 3.0, anyone know if there are freeze (core)plugs in the back of the engine? I have a massive leak coming from the driver side rear of the engine, as soon as I pure the anti freeze in it comes out from the back. I had the same problem a few years ago but from the front of the motor, and I changed the freeze plug thats behind the water pump. If there is a freeze (core)plug in the back has anyone ever had to change it, and if so how hard is it to get to.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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Hey all, I have a 93 4x4 with the 3.0, anyone know if there are freeze (core)plugs in the back of the engine? I have a massive leak coming from the driver side rear of the engine, as soon as I pure the anti freeze in it comes out from the back. I had the same problem a few years ago but from the front of the motor, and I changed the freeze plug thats behind the water pump. If there is a freeze (core)plug in the back has anyone ever had to change it, and if so how hard is it to get to.
I'm pretty sure I've seen pictures that had at least 3 freeze plugs
back there. Everything has to come off to change one: transfer case,
and transmission.
Lots of work to replace a two dollar part.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Xfer case and tranny will stay where there are, just going to take off the head on the left side to get the the plug.
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Xfer case and tranny will stay where there are, just going to take off the head on the left side to get the the plug.
Don't forget the bolts are torgue to yield so you need new ones!
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theres a freeze plug on either end of each head (the heads are symetrical after all, so the "front" of the passanger side head looks exactly like the "back" of the drivers side head). i think all the block freeze plugs are located on the sides of the block, but dont quote me
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Thanks 4by, My leak is coming from the drivers side head though, I start tearing it apart tommorrow. Anybody know the diameter of the plugs on the back of the heads?
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same size as the front of the head...if you can get in there to measure one....
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why dont you just replace as many of your freeze plugs as you possibly can cause if this is the second time then id be tryin to get to as many of them as possible
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