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Fixing a heater core

Where the hoses connect to the heater core the nipple has broken off , what can be done ?

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You can remove the core and solder it yourself or you can have a radiator shop do it unless the rest of the core is not damaged this is an easy fix and the cost will be minimal. please rate this thanks

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