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Freeze plug replacing

Freeze plug closest to firewall needs replacing.am 64 yr old lady and i need to find easiet way to do this,cause DIY is cheapest.can u give some advice.

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    Stephen Jul 23, 2013

    I'm going to make a comment here. I don't know what your skill level is so I can't say you should try it or not. You asked for advice on how, and that would depend on if you have the 4 cyl or V6 engine, and which freeze plug is leaking. Generally speaking you would have to do it from under the car which adds to the hazard of the job. You should also know the odds are high if one plug is leaking the others will start soon. I would strongly recommend having a shop do it.

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You are pretty brave lady at 64 to attempt replacing a freeze plug.
Is the engine V6 type crosswise mounted? Then the location of the plug would not be easiest to work on. Do you absolutely hae to replace it? Is it corroded to the point where it leaks coolant through a pinhole? You would need to drain the coolant first by disconnecting the lowest located hose, that carries coolant in/out the radiator. It is to be done on a cool engine, of course, to be safe. Remove radiator cap after disconnecting the hose to promote the flow. You have to catch the draining fluid into a pan to reuse later, if possible, or replace the fluid afterwards. Unfortunately for this task there is no easy way... Otherwise feel free to ask more... God bless you.

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