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Old 01-06-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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Drip from hose at heater core

Anyone have this problem? Wondering if it is just the hose connection or maybe something inside the heater core? Smells like anti-freeze.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Drip from hose at heater core

You have a leak you should not have. Antifreeze is slippery between your fingers. You likely need a new hose or a new core. Not worth risking overheating your engine. Hopefully it's just a hose or loose clamp. You should be able to get a flashlight just after you've run the engine up to temperature (so there is pressure in the hose) and dab dry with a rag while looking for the source.


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Old 01-06-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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The clamp may look like this.



If so remove it and replace it with one like this.



Top off the antifreeze and check for leaks.
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thanks. two hoses attached to side of heater with the leak coming from the upper. Not sure if it's coming out of the hose connection or from inside the covering of the core. Will take it in for sure.
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Odds are if it is leaking from the top it is the clamp as a bad core would leak from the bottom before filling the housing full enough to leak from the top.
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Anyone have this problem? Wondering if it is just the hose connection or maybe something inside the heater core? Smells like anti-freeze.
What type vehicle?
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Ford V-10 but the heater core looks aftermarket...probably the usual Lippert made in China crap.
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