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: 195,600 (150,000–280,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2001
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water leaking from side of motor even after changing water pump and timing belt. what do i do now
1996 Mercury Villager - 3.0L V6 158,000 mi,
same coolant leak
2001 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 205,000 mi,
car appears to leak antifreeze into the crancase