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Question 99 SHO leaking coolant

Good morning, looking for a little help since the guys at the local auto parts store were clueless, my son has a 99 SHO that is leaking coolant, when I looked at it, the leak is coming from a hose that appears to be loose or broken off; this hose runs from the coolant reservoir to the top of the engine (near the power steering pump?). As we filled the reservoir (with the car off) the antifreeze mixture was pouring out. What does this hose connect to? Thanks for any and all help; looks like this mom will be fixing her kids car for Christmas!?
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Oh! I'm trying to picture this. I had a coolant issue on my old one, so... Is it a small or wide hose? It is near the steering, I think I remember this. Though, I'm not sure much more either. But, is it as simple as removing the hose and replacing? The reservoir should be a little clamp, but I can't remember the other side, because it does go down a little if I remember right.

Edit: to the photo below, I think you're talking about hose 6? Damn straight to the cool mom thing.


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maybe this will help:
Coolant Reservoir Diagram
You must be a pretty cool mom

99 SHO (sold 8/17/14 ��)
  • Welded cams
  • 162k (orig. trans, knock on wood)
  • sax delete
  • aux trans cooler
  • Front comps, 12" sub, 2 amps
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Thank you both for your help! I try to help as much as I can! I suggested he take a mechanics 101 and then some...lol
I believe it may be hose 6 (that's a funny looking 6 in the diagram that Liquid Force posted) but it looks like it goes into something by the power steering pump. Its a very tight squeeze and I think there may be a couple of metal bars or pipes that run across it. but you can wiggle the hose and see the antifreeze pumping out from whatever this hose connects to. Is there a sensor in there?
Old cars were alot more spacious to work on, my dad made me learn and do things to my vehicles so I wasnt dependent on someone to do everything for me...not if my son could learn that quality
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I thinks its 6 or 8....whichever goes down into something on top of the motor...and ideas?
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If, by some freak of nature I remember this in the morning, I'll pop my hood and see if I can figure out what you're looking at.

In the meantime, i found these:
Coolant leak - SHOForum
the coolant leak that sucks - SHOForum

Well, here - maybe it would be easier if you just look through the search results and see if you can find anything helpful.

SHOForum

That is if you don't have to be a member to view a search -- I'm not sure.
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Thanks Liquid Force! We are going to pick the car up tonight and bring it home, if its not to dark, I'll snap a picture and share.
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Still haven't picked up the car, but I do know that this hose is connected to a black plastic T-fitting. The bottom of the T goes down and is cracked off, so when you put liquid in the reservoir it pumps out the little hole. Hoping its not a dealer item. Its def a damn tight fit in this engine compartment, everything is in it like a sardine can!
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