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Freeze plugs on 2001 Chevy Astro

Leaking anti freeze from block. Not related to hoses or water pump, radiator. All check out ok. Guessing possibly bad plug. Wanted to see what approx. cost for repair would be. Thanks.

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mmmmmmmm they are really hard to replace but most likelly is goin to be a intake gasket, i do recomend you to call arrown the auto repairs and ask for a pressure test to the cooling system
this test is not that expensive and will tell you exactly where is the leak coming from, but on this type of vehicles i badly see a freeze plug leaking.

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I have a 99 Astro & my drain plug is on the passenger side. Look for the small drain tube at the bottom of the plastic tank. The turn knob is right above it.

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SOURCE: Where is coolant drain plug on the block of a 2001 Ford Escort?

the cooling drain plug is under the front of the car just under bumper and under the trim on the driver side but look to see if the cooling is coming from your intake gaskets are a heater hose

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SOURCE: What is the approx cost to repaire the freeze plug

If you tap it in yourself, which sould be simple depending on the location, the plug will cost you a couple of dollars. You can also put in a rubber expandable plug that you can tighten with a wrench. Your local auto parts store will be able to help you decide which one would be best for you but the actual plug is very inexpensive.

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Without knowing what year or engine size is, I/m just guessing??????? But the 3.1L engines are FAMOUS for intake maniflod gaskets leaking. Look where the intake bolts to the heads. A freeze plug is in the block. Freeze plugs dont leak unless you have been running pure water or weak/cheap anti-freeze. They will rust out from behind and its BIG BUCKS to replace them all.

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