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Where is the freeze plug on a 95 Olds Achieva and how do you replace it?


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2005-01-11 11:48:29
2005-01-11 11:48:29

On the side of the block. It is actually not a freeze plug. This is a myth. It is actually a casting plug used to remove the sand during casting. There is no need to replace unless it is leaking. If so then it is simple replacement. Getting to it is the hard part. I suggest you take this to a trusted mechanic.

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There are about 8 freeze plugs which one is leaking?

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you take the old one out and replace it with the new one... hope this helps

If you have a (casting plug) or what is commonly called a (freeze plug) that is leaking the only repair is to replace it.

When a freeze plug is damaged, coolant can leak from the vehicle. Using a screwdriver, roll the lip of the plug over toward the middle, being careful not to scratch the sidewall. Grab the lip with a pair of pliers and twist the plug out. Use a hammer to tap in the new plug.

The hardest part of the job is GETTING TO the freeze plug. Depending on which one is leaking, sometimes you need to pull quite a bit of stuff just to get to the freeze plug. You need to be able to examine it and have clear access to the freeze plug and if it's one of the rear plugs (under the flywheel), you're only option is to pull the engine and/or transmission. Once you can get to it, just drive a screwdriver or other sharp object through the freeze plug and pry it out. Clean the block around the freeze plug then install one of the aftermarket types, preferably one that allows you to tighten a bolt to install it. You'll have trouble getting an original type freeze plug to seal if you don't have the engine block sitting on a workbench. Any time you have an engine machined, always replace the freeze plugs.

no such thing,freeze in plug

the block heater takes the place of your freeze plug, in this case you would need to locate and remove the correct freeze plug and replace it with the block heater plug, plug in the cord and route to appropriate location, done

You will either have to remove the transmission are pull the engine out. It is what ever you think will be the easest for you. Then just knock the plug out, clean the hole with sand paper and drive the new one back in with a hammer and a socket that will fit in the freeze plug. Then put it all back together. There are 2 plugs in the back of the engine, replace both of them. You will see 1 plug in the center of the back of the block that is not a freeze plug, it is a cam plug do not bother that unless it is leaking engine OIL. Leave it alone.

If you are standing in front of the car. It is underneath of the drivers side.So you have to replace drain plug from under car.

Should be 1 at the front of engine 1 at the rear of engine on each side Punch a hole in the center of freeze plug and pry out

I have never replaced one this model but in order to change a freeze plug you really need to pull the entire engine out and usually many of the accessories on the engine in order to pull it out with a channel lock or similar tool. than simply tap a new freeze plug in.

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