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Water leaking out from freeze plug

I was told by a mechanic that I needed to replace the freeze plug. I need instructions on the steps I take to get to the freeze plug.

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First you must remove the old one either by catching part of it with a vice grip or driving it in part way or drilling and pulling it out with an easy out.  Obtain new free plug and the proper side diameter socket or driver and drive noew plug into the block. I would use a gasket sealer on the new plug.

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