On my 97' C1500 2WD 305cu.in. I finally got the front end finished up and it
did end up being the ball joints. Now I have a coolant leak, my question is
this, are there freeze plugs on the back of the engine outside of the bell
housing for the transmission or are they only inside the bell housing. This
truck only has 66,000 miles on it, which would more likely be the case, a
leaky head gasket or a rusty freeze plug. All of the other freeze plugs are
tight clean and rust free. Is there something else I should be looking for?
I have ruled out heater core and hoses. The leak is dripping around at the
bell housing. If the truck parked on a slight grade downhill it drips from
the front of the engine block as well. I gather it may be running down the
edge of the oil pan.
I know I haven't given a whole lot of information here, but I haven't driven
this truck exceptionally hard, nor have I overheated it at any time. I can
provide more information, ask away.
Thanks in advance