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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:31 pm 
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radiator coolant is leaking under/behide the passenger side firewall. what could this be from. i just finish changing a heater hose which goes into the firewall and this is not leaking. i dont know where its coming from.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:34 pm 
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heater core?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:45 pm 
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is there any way of determining that the heater core is the problem?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:00 pm 
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i replaced this hose with part number ef 18c266 a. its under the intake manafold which goes from a metal pipe and the firewall. what could of i damaged which connects with this heater hose? the car is leaking alot of coolant and im very depandant on this car to get me to work. need to fix this by tomorrow so i need as much help as possible. cheers

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:36 pm 
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is it leaking near the heater tap?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:41 pm 
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sorry but im not sure what is and where is the heater tap. it seems like its coming from the inside of the firewall. but no coolant is coming inside of the car. :(

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:47 pm 
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sounds like heater core...if it is thats a dash out job...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:48 pm 
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have ya removed the glove box so ya can see behind it. the heater core is in there some were but you may see were the coolant is dripping from and trace it back from there.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:48 pm 
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how much would that cost to replace? what this would i have to look for to see if it is the heater core.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:49 pm 
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sounds like a cracked pipe coming from the heater core. if you look at the fire wall at the hose you replaced, there will be another hose that goes down to a junction i spose is one way of putting it, that is the heater tap.
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:01 pm 
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i just started the car and waited till it reachs normal operating temp. put the heater/cooler gauge to cold before i started the car. coolant was leaking after it reached operating temp.
there is 2 hose coming from the firewall. i replace the one on the right. on the other end if the hose it connects to a metal pipe which goes back up toward the top of the engine ( well it goes between the starter motor and the engine and i cant see it pass that) i think i broke that pipe.

sorry forgot to add that after i installed the hose earlier today i tested the heater and hot air was coming out....

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:04 pm 
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pretty common for those pipes to be a bit rusty and brittle, see if you can loosen the clamp and push the hose on further and reclamp it, temp fix until you can do it properly
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:08 pm 
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but its from behide the firewall. seems like coming from behide the firewall and the bottom of the car. the puddle of coolant is where the passenger legs/feet are. under the glove box.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:29 pm 
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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:31 pm 
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I hpoe you haven't cracked the heater pipe'' when you replaced the heater hose/''
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