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02-02-02, 06:53 AM   #1  
Freeze Plugs?

I HAVE A 1996 CHEVY CORSICA WITH 2.2 LITER ENGINE. I NOTICED A HUGE PUDDLE OF ANTIFREEZE ON THE GROUND AND NOTICED IT WAS COMMING FROM THE BACK OF THE ENGINE FROM UNDER A HOUSING THAT WAS UNDER A FREEZE PLUG. IS IT THE FREEZE PLUG AND HOW DO YOU R&R IT?? PRETTY TIGHT SPOT-
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02-02-02, 03:52 PM   #2  
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If it's tight, let a shop handle it. That's the trouble with FWD cars, everything is packed in there.

Make sure you don't have leaky heater hoses going to the core. Common problem and might be the issue here.

 
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02-02-02, 06:19 PM   #3  
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Not a solution to the problem, but just for the record a "freeze plug" is actually a casting vent or support. Plugs are placed in the casting void. In the days of poor or ineffective antifreeze, these casting void plugs were the first thing to pop under the pressure of expanding frozen water. They have saved many a frozen block, but that isn't really why they are there.

 
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