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freeze plug tricks wanted

Discussion in 'New Members' started by jboney, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    jboney

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    I need to replace the center freeze plug on passengers side of my 97 tacoma v6 any tricks appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to Tacoma World. Being in AZ, I have never had to replace one, so Im no help....
     
  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    if you have room......small flat tip screwdriver and rubber mallet or hammer to get the freeze plug out..........then a socket about as big around as the freeze plug to get the new one back in. use a little grease on the lip of the new freeze plug. hopefully this will help you out.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Getting it out shouldn't be too difficult, drain the coolant, use a punch to drive one side in, channel-lock it out.

    For a replacement the easiest way to go is a generic replacement one. They have a rubber washer squeezed between two big washers, and a little handle you turn. Get one close to the right size, stick it in, crank the little handle until it's good and tight. NAPA stores should be able to help you with one. Advance Auto and Autozone, well you might just get a blank stare from them.

    If you were up where it gets cold I'd suggest putting in a block heater...but in Texas, nah.

    Oh and welcome!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Just think Chris....That pat on the back was going to be yours but.....You're No Help.......

    Relax buddy....I'd still drive all the way to Phoenix to let you install them pieces parts I want installed. Then we'll venture over to Hooter's at the Arizona Center......Wings for the WingMan.

    Here...these are for you.....hope ya feel better boobies.gif
     
  8. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Thanks, Man. :) I only know what I know. So.....When ya showin up? :D
     
  9. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    LOL no way I'd try and steal smoke from Chris! He is the man for nearly everything Tacoma related!
     
  10. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Welcome to the 'World'.:D
     
  11. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    the center freeze plug is located behind the motor mount has anyone replaced this one. how would i hold the motor steady, hoist,jack stands,jack screws etc. i'm trying to replace it without pulling the motor! is it possible?
     
  12. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    i'm trying to replace it without pulling the motor! is it possible?
     
  13. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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    ok give me a few mins ill look it up for you
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  14. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    sorry man i have no info on alldata at work
    looks like its one of those things you have look at
    sorry man
     
  15. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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  16. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    i'll trade you an idea if the freeze plug on rear of head on drivers side goes out
    shop over a grand to fix
    2 1/2 inch hole saw through firewall by gas pedal 50 cents!
    replace with liquid nails
     
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