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Heater hose type fitting broken on engine block

The hose, coming off the engine block and running into the heater core, has a fitting that screws into the engine block that broke at at the threads.
it looks like it is an aluminum fitting, which, i thought was a heater hose fitting, is not the same thing.

i have a 2000 escalade

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If it's at the front of the block,most mechanics call them quik connectors,you can get them at Oriely Auto Parts

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