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Need help. Why is there water/anti-freeze in where my spark plugs are? What do I do to fix it?

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You having a leaking head gasket. Time to pull intake and cylinder head and replace the gasket.

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This is leaking anti freeze what do you call this ? It look like a plug of some kind. It under a 02 ford mustang. Engine Type 3.8L V6 OHV 12V . Need help asap. Let

That is referred to as a freeze plug. They are placed in engine blacks and heads to prevent cracking should the coolant freeze in the block. The expanding water would push them out. They will rust out over time. They can be removed and replaced. They are just a press-in metal disk.

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How does water get into a spark plug holes

Have you driven through puddles? Have you washed your car recently? is any coolant in your system missing. If you are using anti freeze though, you should recognize the difference between water and anti freeze.

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I have water pouring from the side of the engine

Look for a crack in the block or head, a blown gasket, or a bad expansion plug*. I assume the water is your coolant. If that is the case, the level in the radiator will be low.
The coolant leak could be up higher - perhaps it's coming from the thermostat plumbing or the temperature sensor. It could even be a crack in one of the heater hoses. The worst case is the cracked block - in that case the engine is essentially junk. A leaky hose connection is the easiest to fix.
*Note on expansion plugs (AKA freeze plugs). These look like inverted jar lids pressed into the block and are designed to be pushed out if the coolant freezes so the expansion of the ice doesn't crack the block (freezing can happen if you don't have a proper anti-freeze/water mix in cold weather). If you don't replace your anti-freeze according to the maintenance schedule, they may rust out and cause a leak.

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Yes you can but it should be as a last resort. The scale in the water when heated will fix itself to the engine interior. Over a period of time it will accumulate and then plug the radiator. Antifreeze helps keep this from happening as well as provide freeze protection for your car.

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If your in sub bellow zero weather you need to install engine anti freeze not water this is the cause of freeze plugs popping water in your cooling system if you install anti freeze this should stop these from popping out on =you.

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If by water you mean coolant or anti freeze then yes you probably have a head gasket out.You can remove the plugs and turn the motor over and see if water comes out of the plug holes.One other thing is if you replace the head gaskets do them both not just one head.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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Check your coolant to see how low a temp it's good for. What u are describing is the failure of a freeze out plug. They are there to protect your block and head from cracking in cold weather, if you don't have sufficient anit-freeze protection (old anti-freeze, or not enough anti-freeze). If the water in the engine freezes, the freeze out plugs are designed to be a weak point, popping out to relieve the pressure of the freezing water, hopefully saving the head and block from cracking. The other reason for failure is corrosion due to, again, insufficient or old anti-freeze. To remove, u just need an old screwdriver and hammer, knock a hole in the plug w/ the screwdriver, pry it out. Clean up opening, install new one w/ block of wood and hammer. Of course, the location of the freeze out plug is what determines how much room u have to do this, so u have to decide if it's easier to pull the engine, or remove the head. It would be wise to pull the engine, and change all the plugs as angelo63 suggest, when done flush the system, adding a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze/water.

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do you get a spark first then go to the next steep, follow the spark from the coil to the plugs then check to see if you are getting gas. Take off the fuel line  and turn the key,maybe  the  gas froze too then check to see if the water pump cracked  or it there are any cracks in the engine

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