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Overheated andCoolant leak from hole under manifold

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by bitco, July 27, 2011.

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    1. bitco

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      I have a 2000 Explorer with 4.0 SOHC. It overheated today and coolant was coming from a small hole in the block under the manifold on the right side (if your sitting in the driver's seat). This happened once before about a year ago and I thought it might be the thermostat, but when it cooled off I refilled the radiator with antifreeze and water and this is the first time it has happened since. Is the thermostat sticking? or does anyone have any other ideas. Thanks.
       
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      Sounds like a freeze plug. I've never actually put one on a block before, so I'd suggest taking it to a shop to get it installed.
       
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      Thanks Snowboi, I'll check into it. I think they are hard to replace.
       
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      It was the front right freeze plug. My son and I changed it out today along with the thermostat, new antifreeze and some anti-corrosion additive. Hoping the others aren't soon to follow with the leaking as I won't be able to change those myself. Thanks for the suggestion Snowboi.
       

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