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Old 11 Jul 2016, 02:05 pm
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Default Freeze PLUGS Turbo Lite

Best way to replace Freeze/Core Plugs???

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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:26 pm
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Why do you want to replace them? Do you have one that's leaking? And if so, where is it located?
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:29 pm
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At least one is leaking. The one close to the tranny, under the exhaust manifold.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:30 pm
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Is this the one that's leaking?

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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:35 pm
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Yes, that one, very hard to get to without removing many parts.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:43 pm
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I believe that one is a cup design and is 1.39" in diameter, ID=M32.26 OD=35.00 Thickness=1.37. Mopar number is 06034804 if it's the one I'm thinking of. Be sure to look up the ones specific to the model and year of your PT.

Over the years I've done several of these but not on a PT. I always try to reinstall a new original type freeze plug. But that location is fairly tight. It's best reach from under the car. Use plenty of good jack stands. Your head will be right under the cross member.

You can remove the oil sender unit to get more room. I'd punch a hole in the center and pry the leaking freeze plug out. Then if I couldn't reinstall an original type, I'd go for a rubber expandable type or a copper expandable type if I could find one. Other members may have some additional techniques to recommend as well.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 03:49 pm
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I would make darn sure it's a freeze plug. Not very common. Lots of coolant lines above it. Heater hoses and turbo coolant lines.
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Old 11 Jul 2016, 04:09 pm
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Thanks to all. I saw it from under the car. Same freeze plug as the picture above. I'm an auto tech. Just never worked PTs or Chrysler??
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 02:39 pm
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Better late than never. The freeze/core plug was replaced with a rubber one. Hard as it can be. From under the car, I loosened the inter-cooler tube and worked around it. Could it be done with a metal/copper plug? I highly doubt it; it is almost impossible to tap or hammer down there.

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