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Got a leak at the back of the engine after a freeze on a 1996 Ford f-150 v8 where are the freeze plugs back there

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You have to remove the transmission to get to the freeze plugs on the back of the engine. Remove transmission and flywheel and you will see the freeze plug. Replace the plugs in the side of the block as well if you replace them.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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  • Matt Smith Dec 09, 2014

    Is there freeze plugs in the throttle body on this truck

  • Michael Carroll Dec 09, 2014

    there might be, the throttle body on the 5.0 & 5.8 both are cooled by the engine coolant. I don't remember freeze plugs in the throttle body but there could be

  • Michael Carroll Dec 09, 2014

    if you bypass the coolant lines to the throttle body it can give you problems running in cold weather as the butterfly can freeze u up.

  • Michael Carroll Dec 09, 2014

    and in the future, always run a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water

  • Matt Smith Dec 10, 2014

    Thanks for the help

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SOURCE: Exhaust leak back side of 1992 ford f150 302 v8 engine

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SOURCE: replacing the freeze plugs on a 5.0 v8 engine

If i recall correctly Freezeplugs are press fitted so your going to have to clean it up get it in and probbly hit it a bit iwth a hammer lol.

But If thats caused the freeze plug to come out you may of damaged things like your radiator, heater core etc i suggest a garage takes a look at it cause it may be a DIY headache

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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