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Freeze plug antifreeze/coolant pouring off backside of engine onto the flywheel and torque converter. don't think there are any hoses back there and don't think it is a seal because it dumped an entire bottle in just a few seconds. pretty sure it popped a freeze plug but not sure where the plug is. anybody know? car is 1993 camaro 3.4l v6

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That doesn't sound good, probably a freeze plug. you will have to pull out the trans to get to the backside of the engine block. To replace the plug itself is that hard but you are probably going to have to take it in. Sorry.

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Yes, there are.
if you have ever sean a rear wheel drive mustang you notice the holes in the front. Chevy did the exact oposite.

your lucky you have an Automatic trany if this was a manual you would need to replace your clutch and bearings. so to find the leak. start high then go low. you may need to have your car on to find it. whne you fit it. turn off your car and wait 10 - 15 min befor removing the pipe/fitting or what ever.

1- if it's a sensor remove the sensor and replace make sure you use pipe sealant on the new sensor.
2- hose fitting... try tightening it first if that dose not work you might have to replace the hole hose. replacement will fix this problem.
3- if it is a gasket. check your oil right away. a leaking gasket can alow anti freez into your combustion chamber and oil passeage ways. this will kill your engine. and is a must take into a repaire shop.
4- freeze plugs must be removed and replaced, make sure you drain half your collant first(from the block not the rad). prafurably when cold. and reinstalled.

If your sure about the frezze plugs(frost plugs) the only way to find it is to look for witch one. on a v6 there should only be 2 there may be 4(one might be used for your block heater if you have it). but there along the bottem, on the side(both sides) of your engine above the oil pan and below headers. pretty much in the middle on the block.(hard to miss). and and from factory they are shiny silver, copper or gold looking. if one is missing you'll know it by the hole in the side of your engine.

only way to fix it is to replace it. you might need a tow or you can do it oyur self by buying one at an auto store.

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2. Allow the engine to cool down for about 3-hours before the start of this operation.
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