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chevy tahoe freeze plug location

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I have a 1996 Chevy Tahoe 99,400 miles. Recently I nocied antifreeze drip near the rear of the engine on the passanger side. It seems to be above the starter. Any ideas. Any ideas on repair cost if it is a freeze plug?
George

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1996 Chevrolet tahoe






Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  john replied 11 years ago.
THere is a freeze plug in that location and they are inexpensive-less than 5.00 The trick is to grt at it.Being on the side of the engine should allow access without major difficulty and replacement should be inexpensive.
Expert:  john replied 11 years ago.

Engine Block Plug Removal

Tools Required

J 41712 Oil Pressure Switch Socket




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    Caution


    Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.



  1. Remove the transmission locator pins, if required.

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  2. Remove the S type pin, and the crankshaft rear oil seal housing, if required.

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  3. Remove the expansion cup plug from the camshaft rear bearing hole.

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  4. Remove the engine oil pressure gage sensor using the J 41712 .

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  5. Remove the engine oil pressure sensor gage sensor fitting.

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  6. Remove the engine block oil gallery plugs from the rear of the engine block and discard.

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  7. Remove the left side rear and left rear top engine block oil gallery plugs.

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  8. Remove the engine block oil gallery plugs from the front of the engine block and discard. Insert a 3/8 x 26 inch rod into the rear oil gallery holes in order to drive out the front engine block oil gallery plugs.

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  9. Remove the engine block core hole plugs.

    1. Use a suitable tool in order to drive the engine block core hole plug into the coolant jacket.
    2. Use a suitable tool in order to pull the engine block core hole plug from the coolant jacket.
    3. Discard the engine block core hole plug.



























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