IS THERE A FREEZE PLUG BETWEEN THE BELL HOUSING AND ENGINE ON A 1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND IF THERE IS WHAT KIND OF LABOR AM i LOOKING AT/
Yes. Generally there are two on the rear of the block. What most people do not understand is that the "freeze plugs" are not put there to serve that purpose and won't save a block during a freeze up. The actual function is to allow removal of the "stuffing" used when the block is being cast, in order to keep the internal water jackets open. They are actually called welsh plugs.
You are looking at removal of the transmission and transfer case as well as the flywheel Cost of that depends on local labor rates. The freeze plugs themselves are rather inexpensive. Being fairly inaccessible, when replacing those particular ones I always use brass plugs made for marine engines. Even though externally protected by the bellhousing, they generally fail from the inside out, making the brass plugs a good option.
Dec 23, 2009 |
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee