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Old 10-05-2010, 05:56 PM
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Default Leaking hose (coolant)

Is there anything that would cause too much pressure in the system and force antifreeze from the end of a hose? I've replace a busted radiator and a melted resovior tank but still no luck. No longer runs hot according to the thermostat like it did, but still hotter than I believe it should.

Anyway, the hose is leaking near the heater hoses. (theres four hoses connected to a black piece I have no idea what it is)

Any ideas? I just refill coolant, but lately it's been loosing much more, and I don't think replacing th hose will help, I cut the end of the hose off to eliminate a crack at the end, and it's still leaking.

So now that I can SEE the leak, I can't seem to fix it. Nipple and hose appear perfect.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: Leaking hose (coolant)

The hose has failed internally and the coolant is following the cords to the end of the hose. The only way to fix it is to replace the hose. My upper radiator hose was doing that as well though not as bad as you are describing.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Leaking hose (coolant)

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The hose has failed internally and the coolant is following the cords to the end of the hose. The only way to fix it is to replace the hose. My upper radiator hose was doing that as well though not as bad as you are describing.


You know, tht's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for enlightening me.

Given where it was, I was really praying for no heater core failure.

I couldn't even get the dash all out to paint it, so had to tape and spray. I really dont want to have to go through that again.

Any idea how much it would run me, and excately what part would be called? Or is my best bet to pull it and bring it with me to the shop?
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:52 PM
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WEll looks like it's worse.

Replaced the hose, still forcing coolant up and out of the house around the ends, the NEW hose. It's not leaking as bad, but still loosing coolant.

The HCU (apparently the platic piece is called a heater control unit) has an end tube that is connected, but NOTHING holds it on. We found this out after goign to add the new hose. THIS is where it's leaking, especially when throttled. I ordered a 20$ replacement, but I have a feeling he new one will have the end piece that is just removed as well, what can I do to keep it on, and prevent it from spewing antifreeze from the seam? (Why it's not one total piece without coming apart is beyond me. I was tempted to Melt the old piece (once I get the new on) To remove the seam, but not sure, ideas?
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:48 AM
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Default Re: Leaking hose (coolant)

I had to replace the HCV in my 03 ranger 2.3l due to it being cracked. Hopefully that is all you have to do as with mine.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Leaking hose (coolant)

You can stop worrying about pressure and temperature. The system is designed to handle upwards of 300 degrees, while normal operating temperature is about 190-200. If it was any more than that or the pressure was increasing, it would be blowing out through your tank. Don't make leaks into more than they are... just a leak.
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