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I was wondering if you had any information on how to replace the right side rear freeze plugs on a 2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4 liter v6

Hi Nicky:

In order for that jobto be correctly the tranmsission eeds to be removed and a freeze plug installed in the block. There really isn't much room in between the engine and the transmission on that van. If you have really really small hands an expandable rubber freeze plug may work for you but those are only a temp fix they do not last. Like I said there isn't any roomto work to get you hands in there to #1 knock out the old leaking one and #2 get the new one up and in there to tighten the nut on the plug to expand it. It's not a fun job!

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Todd Puccio


General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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