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Coolant leaking from what looks like a sensor above oil pan

Leak is just above oil pan on right side of engine.Looks like a tube or elec connect into block.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    don't wait for a could be right anser here, get the system pressure tested before you burn the engine up, go do it.

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:Most likely a freeze plug that's located in the side of the block..
it's a kind of 'weak link' so that it blows instead of the block cracking in a freeze.
They also rust out and leak.
very cheap to buy a replacement, but a little tough to install because they're a very tight fit and you'll need straight access to drive it in place....

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