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Old 01-21-2010, 01:46 AM
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I inherited my mother's 89 Olds Cutlass. The V6 car only has 86k miles. A freeze plug on the back of the engine next to the firewall is leaking.

Is there some trick to replacing it, or does the engine have to be pulled?

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:03 PM
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They are some good sealers you can use, try one of those before you decide to go after the plug.
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Thanks for the reply Bob. I will indeed do that, but I suspect the plug will continue to rust and the problem will get worse at some point.

Anyone else care to offer an opinion?
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I can't see it being that hard. Does the car have a front torque strut that holds the motor from rocking. If so, remove that and pull the motor forward.

2.8l, 3.3l, 3.8l, what ya got.

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