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Coolant leak 95 Plymouth Acclaim, bottom radiator hose goes to a long metal pipe that attaches to the engine block. coolant leaking somewhere next to the block under the pipe. Does this pipe have an o ring or gasket where it attaches to the block that may be leaking. Is this an easy fix?

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Themoneypitt did just fine,except it's not a gasket,it is a O-ring.
At least it is on the 1995 Acclaim.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • Carguy123 Feb 20, 2012

    I have the same problem with my 95 how did you get to the pipe?

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Hello **** B. First double check the hose connection for the leak, it can drain to another connection & appear to leak there. Second, yes there is a gasket on the pipe connection to the block. To replace the gasket, park the car in a location for least 5 to 6 hours to cool down mabe longer. Have the gasket replacement, a tube of gasket sealant, 2 gallons of antifreeze, a drain bucket, and a very large rag or rags. Remove the hose, catch the fluid in bucket, remove the pipe, clean the old gasket area, apply gasket sealent, attache gasket, mount the pipe, tighten all mounting bolts a 1/2 to 3/4 turn each until torqued downed evenly, and attache hose. Fill reservoir, with radiator cap off, start engine and add coolant to radiator until full and you see fluid flowing. Apply cap & check for leaks. Easy???????? Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

  • Gene Pitts Oct 20, 2008

    Hello **** B. Did the steps I suggested solve the problem?

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