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post #1 of 6 Old 02-11-2011, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bad news about my 7.3

I have a 7.3 F350 99 with a little over 100K . I have a leak some where at the back of the engine on the passenger side . It is antifreeze not oil.The leak
started somewhere at the top of head comes down and drips off the starter. I
was told today it may be a freeze plug and gave me a ballpark figure of 1,500.00. He said the motor would have to come out . Does that sound
about right ? Help, I don't want to sell it ! I was hopeing that it would be
something I could do myself . Thanks Ed
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-11-2011, 03:12 PM
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Sorry to hear, it does sound expensive if it has to come out. Have you posted on the ford-trucks forum? This one seems to be getting a little slow.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-14-2011, 02:28 PM
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humm that aint good. how much is it leaking? like a drop an hour or a gallon an hour? ive only hear of freed plugs coming all the way out and then they leak like crazy of corse. maybe spray it down with brake cleaner and see where its coming from exactly. maybe a small flashlight and a mirror will get the job done.
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I can't imagine the engine having to be pulled to replace a freeze plug. If the ones on the back of the block leak, the trans. has to be removed but still not the engine.

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if it is the freeze plug i am thinking than yeah take out the trans and its right there. so much easier than pulling a motor

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Ya gotta think though, "Why would it fail?

If it were from corrosion, and I can't imaging how that happens with proper coolant, you might want to pull the motor to replace them All! What would really suck is to have to do another one next year

I'd want to know what happened first to decide the best way to fix it.
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