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1999 sebring: hoses..its behind manifold front side v6..water pump

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I think i have a freez plug leaking,antifreez under, does not appear to be hoses. its behind manifold front side v6 1999 sebring lxi coupe how much of ajob to r&r definately not water pump thanks John M

Master Tech Matt :

Which V6 do you have the 2.5L or the 2.7L?

Customer:

2.5

Master Tech Matt :

Then yes if it is not a hose or the water pump, the most likely cause would be a freeze plug.

Customer:

what is involved

Master Tech Matt :

That depends on exactly which one is leaking. The first thing you will need to do is remove all components in the area of the leak until you can see which one is leaking. This would start with removing the exhaust manifold.

Customer:

Never had to replace or remove freez plug .How?

Master Tech Matt :

It would not be a repair I would recommend for a novice. You must get the old freeze plug out without damaging the engine block or knocking the plug in to the engine. Then you must install the new plug perfectly square or it will leak. Removal is accomplished with a combination of hammer, punch, grinder, pry bar and heel bar depending on the location. Installation requires either a special freeze plug tool, or a perfect fitting socket and pry bar, heel bar and or hammer.

Customer:

ok thanks will do tomorrow

Master Tech Matt :

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