GM Camaro 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Freeze Plugs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  7. Remove the coolant drain plug on the side of the block, if equipped. If not you can use a punch to put a small hole in the center of the freeze plug that is being replaced.
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  9. Remove all components in order to gain access to the freeze plug(s).
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  11. Using a punch, tap the bottom corner of the freeze plug to cock it in the bore. Remove the plug using pliers.
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  13. Clean the freeze plug hole and coat the new plug with sealer.
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  15. Using a suitable tool, install the freeze plug into the block.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable, fill the cooling system, start the engine and check for leaks.
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