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Old 08-31-03, 08:37 AM
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1. How do you change a freeze plug on a 1999 jeep cherokee 4.0?

2. Do you have to pull the motor?
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Old 08-31-03, 08:54 AM
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Can you see it? If you can, then no.

You can buy the rubber expanding plugs at the parts store.
Old 08-31-03, 08:59 AM
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A 4.0 should be one of the easiest engines to replace a freeze plug on. As Joe said, as long as you can see it. I wouldnt put one of those expanding rubber plugs in anything. They are expedient, but not worth having to replace again in a few hundred miles. Get the original equipment core plug and put a little black rtv around it before you install it. If you havent gotten the old one out yet the easiest way to do so is to take a chisel or flat tip screwdriver and punch it into the block and use a pair of channel lock pliers to grab one of the lips and pull it right out.
Hope this helps ya,
Old 08-31-03, 03:08 PM
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if a rubber freeze plug was so good, the dealer would be installing them---and we don't!

replace it with the right part and change your antifreeze more often, it's cheap too.
Old 08-31-03, 03:22 PM
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I'd agree, but some of those buggers are hard to get to. The rubber acorn expansion ones can be installed over the beat up one.

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