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post #1 of 9 Old 04-18-2016, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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2.5 freeze plug help

Do believe it's time for some new freeze plugs. I have a bad leak today. I can't find any info on replacing them on a 4 cylinder. I can find the 4.0 how to but not for the 2.5. Can someone help me with a link or any info. I hope I don't have to pull the motor I never changed one before


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post #2 of 9 Old 04-19-2016, 06:59 AM
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From what I understand the 4 cyl is basically the same thing as the six, minus 2 cyl. I found a picture that shows at least four additional I don't recall having when doing mine. http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...p;d=1421776220

I don't think you'll have to pull the motor, but on mine, I had to pull the transmission & the head. Where do you think it's leaking from? I wouldn't do it unless I was absolutely sure that's what it was.
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It was getting dark. Everything was wet today when I get home. I will start it up and watch it.

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If I recall correctly there are 3 plugs at the rear of the engine, one is in the head and 2 are inside the bell housing. Only the plugs under the manifolds are accessible without pulling the engine.

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If I recall correctly there are 3 plugs at the rear of the engine, one is in the head and 2 are inside the bell housing. Only the plugs under the manifolds are accessible without pulling the engine.
well it was on the manifold side that was wet.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-19-2016, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok with some daylight left I don't see any bad freeze plugs. The one nearest the wet spot is dry as a bone. I'm now thinking water pump or the gasket it's really wet behind and around the Pullley.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-19-2016, 09:49 PM
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Bet you're glad you didn't just drive it to the dealership and said, "Frost plugs are leaking... change them...."

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I would have done the work myself but yes I slept well last night. Worst came to worse I have 400 in credit at the local off road place I could have took it there the sting wouldn't have been that bad.

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-20-2016, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I took the pump off the bearings seem to be shot. Very loud when you spin the impeller and the bottom clamp was rusted in half that clamps the hose to the pump. I'm thinking I will be good to go after I install it tomorrow.

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