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Freeze Plug size

I need to replace my Freeze plug but dont know what size it is. The Freeze plug is also called a Stop Plug

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When you buy one from a parts store or from the dealer, they will know the size you need, based on year, make, model and the particular engine size that is in your vehicle.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013

  • Felicia Knowles Jul 28, 2013

    Uhm. Dont you think I have tried all part stores in my area already? All they offer is "sorry we don't carry that part".

  • montehammons Jul 28, 2013

    It may be a dealer only part. But if you take it out and take it with you, someone should be able to match it . Try to find the rubber expansion plugs that fit in place of old freeze plugs.



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the best way to find out is to put water in it with food coloring in it so when you look from underneath, you wont come out with antifreeze all over you. It also depends on how often you have to add water, freeze plugs will pour water and water pumps "weap tears" and takes longer but either case you are risking head gasket damage because those vehicles have aluminum heads and it doesnt take much heat to warp a head/valve and/or blow head gasket.

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