the frost plugs are in the block and head. if you have a block heater follow the cord to the block heater, it replaces a frost plug. that should give you an idea where they should be located
drain coolant from radiator, remove one of the frost plugs in engine block, install block heater in place of frost plug, refill radiator with coolant.
Saturns do not have frost plugs....If you are looking for a place to put a block heater the only one you can use is an external heater.....only 50$ish from Saturn
They are installed in holes in the engine block where the frost plugs are normally located
If the 1999 Explorer is equipped with a block heater, it will be located in one of the frost plugs in the engine. It is usually placed on the side of the motor that has the most amount of room to insert the plug.
The Ford Explorers come with block heaters in Canada. I guess it depends on how cold it gets where you live. Look for an electrical cord that looks like an extension cord with a male end on it - the end that plugs into an electric outlet like you have at home. On my 1995, I just leave the end of the block heater cord laying inside of the front bumper , just to the left of the license plate when you are looking from the front. The cord could also be bundled up in the engine compartment on the passenger side. The block heater is installed on the passenger side of the engine, replacing one of the frost plugs, and the other end of the block heater cord plugs into it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ sorry, I used the wrong word, it's not a frost plug, they are called freeze plugs, or core plugs, sometimes expansion plugs .
Block heaters are generally an optional piece of equipment installed at the dealership in northern climates. They are installed in holes in the engine block where the frost plugs are normally located (frost plugs allow freezing coolant to expand without cracking the engine block). Best way to tell if your car has a block heater is to look for the 110V cord and plug poking out from the front grille. If it has one, plug it in when the temperature is forecast to drop below -10 C (20 degrees F) overnight.
those are frost plugs used for machining out passages during manufacturing can also be used to install block heater
In most cases a block heater replaces one of t he freeze plugs in the engine
No, just glow plugs.
If it has a block heater it will be installed on the passenger side of the engine , in place of one of the freeze plugs ( core plug , expansion plug etc )
Well your asking where is the plug to plug it into an AC outlet so you can have a warm engine block for easier starting? I would have to say you have to install one. Iam currently doing research on how to install one on my 2002 sable. Looks like there are core plugs or frost plugs in the water jacket you will have to remove to put a heat plug in. Otherwise there is another heater that requires you to put it inline with you cooling circuit where the heater draws the cold fluid in and put warmer fluid out.
To normally install a block heater you must remove an expanstion/ freeze plug in tighten in the block heater. The 6 cylinder 4.2L engine unfortunately does not appear to have any such plugs. The V8 engine should have a screw in style block heater installed in the left front of the engine block just below the cylinder head.
THE BLOCK HEATER IS A HEATING ELEMENT THAT IS LOCATED INSIDE ONE OF YOUR ENGINE BLOCKS FROST PLUGS. ALL VEHICLES THAT HAVE A BLOCK HEATER HAVE A REGULAR ELECTRICAL CORD THAT PLUGS INTO A WALL SOCKET USUALL INSIDE YOUR GARAGE OVERNIGHT SO THAT THE ENGINE COOLANT CAN BE HEATED SO THAT WHEN INCLEMENT WEATHER COMES YOU DONT HAVE TO WAIT TILL YOUR CAR RUNS FOR A WHILE BEFORE GETTING ANY HEAT. NO YOUR THERMOSTAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE CHANGED. IF NOT SURE YOU CAN ALWAYS SWITCH TO AN ALL SEASON THERMOSTAT.
Easiest is to plug in the block heater cord with the hood open. Follow the cord to where the block heater is located and you should hear a gurgling sound similar to an electric kettle. If you don't check your power source. If you can reach the block heater unplug the cord from it and check the power at the end that plugs into the heater with a 2 prong tester to make sure it's not the cord causing the problem.
A Freeze plug is another name for core plug or expansion plug (commonly referred tto as a"frost plug.") Expansion plugs are a subset of the plugs on a car engine cylinder block or cylinder head. A usual plug is a thin, domed, disc of metal which fits into a machined hole in the casting and is normally put in by striking or pressing the center to expand the disc. A real freeze plug is an expansion plug located in the side of an engine block that is supposed to protect the block against freeze damage. When Water freezes it expands, and if the coolant does not have enough antifreeze protection it can freeze and crack the engine block. The freeze plugs are supposed to pop out under pressure to relieve the pressure on the block. On many engines the plugs could have been used where sand cores have been held. The sand cores are used in the casting process to form internal cavities in the engine block or cylinder head, for cooling water for example, and so should really be referred to as core plugs. On some Freeze plugs a variety of block heater called a "freeze plug heater" can be installed, replacing the freeze plugs, to warm the engine before start up.
Most are in the freeze plugs and require special tools and know how.
block heaters are kinda hard to install. you would have to drain your coolant and take out one of the freeze plugs. that's were the block heater gets put in to warm the coolant in the block.
The block heater connection is on the passenger side of the block, just above the freeze plugs, you will need the cable that runs out to the grill/bumper. Every newer diesel has this heater just some were not equipped with the cable, it is an option. Hope this helps. John
Are you are talking about the block heater or the heater fan. It looks like a two part question. The block heater plugs into a house outlet. The cord starts at the front bumper area and goes to the block. A element goes into the block to heat the engine coolant. To trouble shoot: Power from the house plug in a lamp. Cord from the bumper to block heater, Inspect for damage & ohm out the wires. If all checks fine the block heater maybe defective. Now for the fuse. Is it blowing out all the time & does it go to the heater fan.
I'm guessing that it could be leaking from one of your core plugs ( also known as freeze plugs , expansion plugs ) or your block heater if you have one , because that is installed in one of the holes in the engine block and takes the place of a core plug
No mention of a block heater in the service manual. It appears that they install heaters on the left side rear of the engine. Of course this type of heater plugs in to household power so if you have one it should be fairly easy to find the cord/plug and trace it back to the heater.
You may have the block heater installed , but not have the cord. Try looking on the bottom of the block where the frost plugs are. The block heater itself goes in one of the frost plug holes. I have read that Ford will install block heaters , but charge extra for the cords, and charge a bunch of dough to install the cord. The cord install is something you can do yourself and save the labour. Adding to... I have a 2008 F250 and I noticed on my window stick there was a $35 charge for the EBH. I believe that is the cord as stated above. When opening the hood using the yellow release lever look just inside the bumper to the left of the lever and if installed you will see the cord which looks like a black extension cord with a cap.
Any Auto Parts Store can provide this information. BTW, the are called Freeze Plugs or Casting Plugs, not Frost Plugs.
yes there are freeze plugs behind the flywheel at rear of block