Coolant Leak From Plug Behind Timing Cover on Mercury Villager

A coolant leak may develop from a plug on the front of the rear cylinder head, behind the timing cover.

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Average mileage: 194,950 (150,000–280,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2001
13 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
1995 Mercury Villager- 3.0L V6
water leaking from side of motor even after changing water pump and timing belt. what do i do now
1996 Mercury Villager- 3.0L V6158,000
same coolant leak
2001 Mercury Villager- 3.3L V6205,000
car appears to leak antifreeze into the crancase
2001 Mercury Villager- 3.0L V6191,700
Noticed this leak and at first thought it was the water pump. Timing belt and water pump both replaced and until finding this thread,continuously thought the pump was the problem. Any suggestions on repairing this please contact me at ANL821@YAHOO.COM
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