1994 Silverado Feeeze Plug

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  1. Kyle Thornton

    Kyle Thornton New Member

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    Hello, I just joined this forum and just bought a 1994 Silverado and found the driver side freeze plug above oil filter housing is leaking. How do I go about replacing it? Never done freeze plugs before.
    Thanks,
    Kyle T.
     
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    There are all kinds of YouTube videos out there on removing/replacing freeze plugs. Mostly it's going to depend on what kind of access you have.
     
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    I saw them but none with them replacing ones on a 350 without having to removing the engine.
     
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    Hope you found a cure, if you have not I'll try and answer the question.
    1: Drain all the antifreeze, you can not drain enough.
    2: Use the tool made for removing, I have more experience on diesels. So I would hammer one side in and pull it out with pliers.
    3: install new plug. I used a socket and lok-title.
    4: refill
    5: run at temp, check for leaks.

    6: Clean up all the spilled antifreeze and take a shower
    7: eat lunch

    Easier said than done, as always.
     
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    #7 is vital to the swap.
     
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