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Do have to change heater core if leaking from hose

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  • Stacy Jackson
    Stacy Jackson Feb 27, 2012

    Do you have to take the dashboard apart to do it.

  • rick
    rick Feb 27, 2012

    you should not have to take the dash apart to replace the hose, its located under the hood and goes from the firewall to the engine

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It goes on the hose coming from the water pump.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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Good Day'
The first thing I would check is make sure that it is the heater core that is leaking. It could be just a hose inlet or outlet.
If the hose are ok then the heater core needs to be change.

Hope this help. If you require anything else please let me know

Cheers.

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