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Unread 08-24-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Antifreeze leak !!!

well the jeep has been in the shop scince we put the new motor in it so i crawl underneath to install the ne magnaflow muffler and there was a decent size puddle of coolant it seems to be dripping from where the clutch is at

i cant feel any wetness on the back of the head and cant see any visible leaks


any ideas its a 95 yj 4.0 5spd

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Unread 08-24-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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You are probably not going to want to hear this, but there is a freeze plug behind the flywheel. That would explain the coolant leak coming from the clutch area.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Use a mirror & a light to check above the bellhousing for signs of leakage before yanking the tranny.

It's a long shot, but maybe your head gasket is leaking? I can't recall if the 4.0L head has a freeze plug in the back of the head, but it may. Check it out.

Short of that, idaholtby is right, tranny removal may be in your future.

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Unread 08-25-2009, 07:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys i figured thats what it was but was hoping the best lol so i guess ill be pulling the tranny today lol
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Isnt the temperature sensor on back of the engine? Does that go into a water jacket?
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Unread 08-25-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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Isnt the temperature sensor on back of the engine? Does that go into a water jacket?
Yes, it is. But it's more "on top" than on the back. You would more than likely smell it burning off the exhaust manifold, rather than seeing a drip at the bellhousing with a leaky sender.

Here is a link to a REALLY huge pic of the sender & it's location.

http://www.baeta.org/opie/images/Jee...20IMG_9297.JPG

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Unread 08-25-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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yup freeze plug behind the bell housing, Mine leaks slightly as well, bars leak to the rescue!
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yup freeze plug behind the bell housing, Mine leaks slightly as well, bars leak to the rescue!
not sure if i want to put bars leak in a brand new motor
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If you have a new motor dont you have new freeze out plugs ?
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yes they are new freeze plugs also but apparently one is no good lol
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i wouldnt put bars leak in a new motor either, and it kills me to have it in mine...... but I am too lazy to drop my tranny, maybe in the early spring........
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ok so i know this is an old thread and i was pretty sure i had a leaky freeze plug by my trans. i recently did my clutch and while i had the trans out, i checked and that plug is solid. i have another plug on the side of the engine that looks identicle but more rusted out and its leaking.

my questions is; is there more then 1 freeze plug? if so does anyone have a link to a write up for fix?.
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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:50 PM   #13
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I still havent pulled the tranny lol one it warms up it stops leaking . Im waiting till i find a automatic tranny to swap
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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:51 PM   #14
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here is a pic i found on the forum

im thinking mine is the one on the left because thats were its dripping from
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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #15
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the pic above is not where mine is leaking from. mine leaks from the side of the block. i just want to make sure its a freeze plug and i dont go pounding a hole on the side of my engine.
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