1993 Jeep Cherokee Q&A
1993 Jeep Cherokee Question: Freeze plugs
On the 4cyl the block has 3 and the head has 4 On the 6cyl the block has 4 and the head has 2 They are located on both sides or back and looks like a upside down cap - Valleyautotech
Most of the freeze plugs are located in the engine block on both sides of the block. They may be of different sizes (diameters), there are usually a few smaller plugs in the cylinder head and or intake manifold. They are used to facilitate the casting process of the engine. They may rust out and leak if the cooling system is acidic or coolant becomes rusty. You may be able to get a number count on www.rockauto.com and can find the repair/replacement procedures in any of the below sources. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_infoThere is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription. - patrick mannion
I need to know how to replace the freeze plug in detail.
there is anti freeze pooring out of the back of motor but it is not over heating is it a possaible head gasket
It is the plug on the back of the engine block (Closest to fire wall) And from what I gather, behind the fly wheel. Is there any way I can replace this myself in my parking lot????
The leak is at the driver side of the engine. When i add liquid to it it just runs out. Do i need to move any parts to get to that area?
is there a freeze plug on rear of head