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Leaking coolant from plug behind power steering pump.

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Does this plug have a square in it to unscrew it?If it does,unscrew it and replace with a new one with thread sealant on the plug.If it doesn`t then it has a freeze plug in it .It would have to be punched outward,and replaced with a new one.

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