Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Freeze Plug. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Ball Peen Hammer
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Punch Set
- Freeze Plug
- DIY Costs: Est. $34.96 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $104.49 parts and labor
- You can find the round freeze plug on the sides of the engine block.
- Using cooling system pressure tester, pressure test the radiator for any leaks.
- Carefully, examine the freeze plugs for any signs of leaks.
- Put a drain pan at the bottom of the radiator. Unfasten the radiator drain plug or disconnect the lower radiator hose to allow the coolant to drain out in the drain pan.
- Using mallet or hammer, tap the inner edge of the freeze plug. Take the leaked freezer plug out.
- Using emery cloth, wipe off any debris, dirt from the surface of the engine block hole.
- Take a large socket and tap the new freeze plug evenly into its place.
- Put the radiator drain plug back or reconnect the lower radiator hose. Next, add fresh coolant (mixture of 50% water and 50% antifreeze agent) to the radiator.
- Using pressures test, inspect the radiator again for any leaks.