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I have a 1991 ford areostar 3.0L that has a water leak

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I have a 1991 ford areostar 3.0L that has a water leak coming from inside the bell housing .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

The leak is from a Freeze plug, or also called a Core Plug that seal the cooling system passages in the engine block that are made during the engine casting at the found. What happens is they rust out and allow coolant to leak out of the engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are they inside the bell housing to where i will have to pull the trans back to get to0 the plugs?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are the plugs behind the bell housing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
whats your answer?
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you will have to remove the transmission and the flywheel to replace the plugs.

Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

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