How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask jblair1979 Your Own Question

jblair1979
jblair1979, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 265
Experience:  Ford ASSET graduate, 1st in my class, 2001, ASE car, truck, and medium heavy duty Master technician
Type Your Ford Question Here...
jblair1979 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Where are the freeze plugs on my 1990 Ford Ranger.

Resolved Question:

Where are the freeze plugs on my 1990 Ford Ranger.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
HowdyCustomer!! they are on the sides of the engine block, 1/2 way between the oil pan and cyl head. which motor do you have? thanks,
jblair1979, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 265
Experience: Ford ASSET graduate, 1st in my class, 2001, ASE car, truck, and medium heavy duty Master technician
jblair1979 and 3 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It says on the top of the block 2.9 L. I think it's a six cylinder., The engine is really complicated can you give me ideas how to get to the freeze out plugs. The one that is leaking is under the exhaust manifold. When I shine a light on it, it's snickering.

Can I do this myself? Can I plug it up with some kind of polymer product in the mean time or do I need to pull the plug?

Perhaps I need to go to a shop where they have a lift without a center post. That's what I've been told.

Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
they have rubber temporary plugs at most auto parts stores
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
yes it is a job you could most likely do yourself, just remove the exhaust manifold, for access. i can get you pictures tonight, if you need them.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks, that's helpful. Pictures would definitely be helpful. I've tried getting a shop manual and had no luck so pictures would be wonderful. I'll look for them tonight
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
graphic
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
you will have 3 down each side, 1 on the frnt of each head, and smaller ones on the front and rear of the engine block, are you just going to replace the leaking ones, or all of them?(you would have to pull the engine for that....
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you. I'm actually asking the questions for a friend who has the Ranger and he hasn't come by yet to see what you've given us. So I don't know if he has any more questions. I called him once and will do so again. Once he reads it and feels he can proceed I will accept and make sure you get paid. Thanks for your help.
Greg
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 4 years ago.
hey greg, i love getting paid, but i also want to make sure that i get yall taken care of, so let me know how i can help, thanks!!!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
< Last | Next >
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
  • Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me. Molly USA
  • I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service. Jason V. Kirkland, WA
  • I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there. BR New Jersey
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20036
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20036
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21378
    16 years experience with Ford.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JM/jmcdo28/2012-2-23_01655_resized.64x64.jpg John Mc's Avatar

    John Mc

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5493
    19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2009-4-18_04332_Avatar.jpg Chuck's Avatar

    Chuck

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1684
    33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1505
    12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/baddad1/2013-8-30_131413_11848761610058140852271553042976n.64x64.jpg Mike V.'s Avatar

    Mike V.

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    767
    25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2009-9-26_23144_php4VNWAA_c1PM1.jpg lostrider's Avatar

    lostrider

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2940
    ASE Master Technician, Ford Senior Master Technician,Diesel certified, ASE Master, 22 yrs FORD exp.