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Where are the freeze plugs on my 1990 Ford Ranger.

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Where are the freeze plugs on my 1990 Ford Ranger.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 6 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,
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Customer: replied 6 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 6 years ago.
they have rubber temporary plugs at most auto parts stores
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 6 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 6 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 6 years ago.
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 6 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 6 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.
Expert:  jblair1979 replied 6 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!!!