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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. I have 1998 Dodge Caravan 3.0- antifreeze suddenly started pouring out from R side ( as you are standing looking under hood) Had new rubber gasket placed yesterday to a waterpipe but noticed leak is right below the pipe- forgive me, I am girl with little engine knowledge. I don't think it's the waterpump because it's on the other side. Have been trying to find engine cutaway diagram to see if I could find source of leak. Van has not overheated, yet, but as soon as water or antifreeze is added, it comes back out in steady stream.

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  • blissful_one Nov 26, 2008

    Sorry for the mistake on my first post- the first post about the ford truck is not mine- it's just where I found a problem similar to mine.

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May require vehicle on hoist or at least on ramps, and a flashlight/troublelight to see exactly where its coming from. Could be just a frost plug, but until you can pinpoint the spot, don't drive it, or run it for that matter & cost yourself more money.

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