Where is coolant drain plug on the block of a 2001 Ford Escort?
I just had a mechanic tell me that the freeze plug on the engine block of my 2001 Ford Escort is leaking and that it would cost $450 to remove the transmission to repair it. Does anyone know anyting about this? It seems like a lot of money and not a repair that is going to add any value to the car.
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Yes the estimate is about right. Really change the freeze plugs if they are leaking will not add value but when it runs hot from the coolent level getting low, it could run hot and warp the heads or blow a head gasket which will lower the value. Of course till its fixed. Better to fix one problem than have a problem to cause another problem.
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That depends where it is, The best way is to drain out coolant from system, drill a small hole in the center of the old freeze plug. use a wood screw or similar to take out plug. when out, clean area good. to replace after cleaning out old plug area. use a good sealant to seal plug when tapping it in. Any auto parts store will tell you whats best to use, Be careful when putting it in that it does not end up in engine. just tap it or use a socket to drive it in. The outer edge of the plug should be even with the block. on the out side of engine. wait a while before putting coolant back in to check for leaks. God-Bless!
On the 1.9L Ford Engine in the 1995 Escort, you have 2 water caps in the block, 1 square drain port below those that is sealed, but useful for draining the engine of all water/coolant. Then there is the water cap on the head, the head gasket and the water pump, which has a gasket as well.
once you get the correct anti-freeze for the car, drain the radiator and if your so inclined you can remove the block drain plugs to drain the engine block. close up all drains and then add your anti-freeze. add one jug of water with one jug of anti-freeze to get the proper mixture. when the rad is full run the motor to operation temp and make sure the coolant system is full as well as make sure the overflow bottle is full.
1) Drain all coolant from the engine/radiator. 2) Drill a hole in the old plug to allow you to thread a lag bolt, which will then be used to pull the old plug out. Or use whatever means you can to remove the old freeze plug. 3) Thoroughly clean the hole with a wire brush attached to a drill motor. 4) Apply sealant to new freeze plug and locate into the hole. 5) Tamp the plug into the hole, flush with the block, with a hammer. 6) Refill radiator with coolant. 7) Check for leaks.
This isn't going to be easy with the engine in the car, but it can be done.
It could be a hose on top of the engine leaking back there. It could also be a freeze plug on the back of the engine. Its a round disk about 2-3" in diameter and is recessed about 3/8" into the block. Check those out and make sure all hoses are good and tight. Any hoses that are kind of puffed out above the clamp should be replaced
freeze plugs are supposed to pop out if the coolant starts to freeze in order to keep the block from cracking. the holes the plungs sit in are als used to cast the engine. see a mechanic and tell him you need a freeze plug replaced and show him which one it is, it won't cost more than $35. PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER.