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My rear freeze plug blew out for the second time in less then a year. I need to know if i can replace it without pulling the motor. I need my car now i am a single woman with my two grandkids and cannot afford a garage.

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You have no vehicle or motor shown here

If don't see you doing that job yourself

Was the motor removed last time?

Your going to have to at least ask the questions
at a local shop, that know the answers or worked on it before

Posted on May 15, 2014

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A freeze plug is a simple enough thing, it's merely a metal version of a cork that you push into a hole and it pops out if there's too much pressure building up inside the engine like from water freezing. Water should never freeze if you have antifreeze in your engine. if it pops out and your in a warm climate or you know you have antifreeze in your cooling system then it probably was not pushed all the way in the first time. That being said, reaching the plug is the hard part. the new part itself probably costs less than $10. If you are able to get access to it, you could tap a new plug in with a hammer fairly easily.

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It depends which one will need to be replaced. Plugs just dont go bad, if its rusted out, its because just water or weak antifreeze has been in the engine and they will all need to be replaced, sooner or later. You need to flush the cooling system, replace any hoses that feel crunchy or soft and I would recommend brass plugs if you can get them. The water pump may have damage from the vanes rusting. and the radiator blocked up with rust. When you get the old plug out, you can guess the condition of the others by the back of the plug.

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