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Leaking antifreeze and it's not a pipe or the water pump

I noticed a large pool of antifreeze under my truck and it was leaking in a steady stream after i had let it sit for about a hour and a half.  My truck is either a 1984-1989, i can't remember, Ford F-150 with a 351.  My father thinks that it may be my freeze plug but we haven't taken the time to look at it.  what other things could it possibly be? And if it is my freeze plugs will it require me to remove my motor?thanks for your help.

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    1988 ford ecoline Van i have a steady flow of antifrezze leaking down by my altenator but cant determain were the leak is from it dosent look like a hose leak , but i can find my thermostat either what do i do

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Freeze plugs are usually on the side of engine block. If the freeze plugs leaking, it is a simple job to replace them without removing the engine. You should get under the truck to locate the source of leaking antifreeze.

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