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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 10:25 AM
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Shood341, might check parts stores or rockauto for the hose/pipe assy. The ones available in a self service salvage yard may not be in much better condition than yours. Cooling parts not usually a good viable junkyard option.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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That's the heater bypass hose. Dorman part 626-207. Available at Amazon.

Don't wait for too long or expect the stop leak to work wonders. The corroded part is steel and if it's leaking, the wall thickness is paper thin in spots and could blow out without warning.

It's a PITA to replace - you'll have to remove the intake plenum and other parts. So while you're at it, consider replacing the spark plugs back there as you'll have more clearance.

Here's a post I wrote covering the replacement. See tips #3 and #7.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Just purchased the Dorman part this afternoon from Oreily's Auto Parts store. Cost $60. I plan on replacing it on Sunday. That's the first chance I can get to it. Hopefully the stop leak can hold till then.
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Ok...so today was the day. Rickpark was right it was a PITA to replace. I could have gotten it for $40 plus shipping from Rockauto but I really need to get this done today. So $60 on my terms was the way to go. I also used a you tube video from 1aauto.com. It wasn't as easy as the video but it did give me the confidence to take care of this myself. My thanks to all that have responded to this post. The part is called a Heater Hose Assy. I included a a few pix.
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