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I have a 1996 ford explorer, it is leaking a lot of anti freeze in the back of the engine, above the trans bell housing. What is back in that area that most likely needs to be replaced it is a v6 4.0L 4wd xlt

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  • wordenfamily Jan 01, 2011

    i cant see where it is coming from but its pouring out

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    kingflako Sep 17, 2012

    freeze plug

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Worst case would be a freeze out plug popped out of the engine block. But it may be the intake gasket. I have included a picture below. The coolant may be leaking from one of the cross over passages. The area pointing to the GASKET is what may need to be replaced. You may have to get under the vehicle to verify this claim.


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Dont worried, its possible that you need only replace any gasket, or water pump seals.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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