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'95 Dodge van 318 freeze plugs. Are there any on the front of it?

The van loses coolant and I can't see where from. Because it's a van, the front of the engine is under the dashboard/firewall. Also, the alternator and A/c bracket is in the way.

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First of all what ever is in the way move it. Next when thats done try to drain all antifreeze by drilling hole in the freeze plug. when thats done take a screw driver and knockin horizontal. when thats done grab a pliers and pull it out.make sure it doesnt spring and go back into the block. when thats all done go to the parts store and buy a freeze plug put it in. i use a 1/2 inch drive socket that fits the freeze plug. when all thats done put the antifreeze back in.preferrably new. hope all goes well.

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    it could be a softplug


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Most likly place is the bottom of the water pump which happens when the pump is going bad, or a hose. I would look their first. You may have to get it on a hoist or raise it up to look under it and see where it is coming from. 

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