Coolant Leak Rear Engine Block Area
I have a 97 SSE in vg condition, 170k highway miles.
All typical issues known with engine/transmission. Have replaced LIM, UIM, etc...and basically zero difficult issues till now.
After engine has warmed up, there is a slight coolant leak/drip coming from the rear of the engine block, noticable when viewing from underneath and between the engine block and the transmission. I removed the flywheel dust cover, and evidence of a slow drip coming from that area. Hmm...I would think not typical.
Anyone have experience with this area? Are there frost plugs in the rear engine block area that are sometimes known to leak? I can't think of anything else it could be. I'm a former auto/mc tech, so generally can troubleshoot well, however I have not rebuilt one of these motors so I don't know what goes on at the rear of the engine block. This is an unusual place for a leak/drip, I think.
If indeed this is it, I guess the tranny would need to be pulled to gain access. How difficult is this? Or maybe time for some coolant sealer, which I don't like to suggest/use, but...
Appreciate your thoughts/suggestions.
Thanks. Dan in MN