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Coolant hose leaking *ANSWERED*

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject:  Coolant hose leaking *ANSWERED* Reply with quote

The hose going from the coolant reservoir to the radiator is leaking about 3" from the valve on the radiator. I want to replace/fix it but seeing how the cap near it says it gets to 150kPa @ 15psi I don't feel like burning my hand/face off. So is it safe to remove the hose and replace it or should i just duct tape it (lol) a bit more? I'm from indiana so the latter isn't that unheard of : D

EDIT: I jumped the gun a bit... i don't think it's leaking much (duct taped) if any (or maybe i've been out of coolant for a while) but there is a hole and i want it filled. giggity.


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was working on my car last night and remembered I had duck taped (yes...) a hose a while back and decided to check up on it. A/w the hose goes from the radiator valve to the coolant reservoir and I noticed the tank is empty but w/ brown resin from the coolant. Assuming that it shouldn't be empty I now question why my light never popped up. The temp in my car hasn't changed <= half the monitor.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The low coolant sensor is in the rad, not the coolant reservoir.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Only the 00-02 have the coolant level sensor...check the level in the radiator. Fill it to the neck, and if you had to fill the radiator, fill the overflow bottle to the hot mark.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Alright, i'll buy some coolant soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dude replace the hose. it makes sense. they are like $8-12 at an auto store.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I understand that it's best to replace the hose but is it safe to disconnect it?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes. The overflow hose isn't pressurized - just do it when the engine is cool so you won't have cooling flowing through it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Alright, i'll be getting on that soon. Thanks for the help all!

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