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LJSR42
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Apr 3, 2010, 6:10 PM

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HOW DO YOU REPLACE THE REAR FREEZE PLUGS ON 1997 FORD EXPLORER V8 ENGINE


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 3, 2010, 6:38 PM

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Are you going to do this work? There are several plugs engine and heads and some engines have to come out to really do them right. If from rust (likely) then the others will probably fail as well but can't say for sure.

If you can put your hand on the leaking one now they do make some funky expansion and rubber ones for tight areas vs having to remove major parts or the engine to get them out and new in right.



That's an example of a rubber one if you don't have good access can do the trick. There are metal ones that tighten up also in the empty hole which would be a better repair.


The best fix is brass OE style and doing all of them. As said, when one has rusted out I don't trust any of the others,

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Apr 3, 2010, 7:39 PM

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If it is on the complete rear of the engine, the transmission will need to be removed. Then you may as well install the metal ones that are almost like factory.



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