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Coolant leak on plastic y that comes out of the back of the miter leading to what looks like heater coil and bypass

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Hi
Please write the VIN number down - and take a screen shot of the part to your local dealer. They will have the part number and the part.
I know this sound expensive but in the long run you will be glad you did. While you're at the dealer ask about any recalls or Service bulletins. These two things will save you a lot of money over the time you own a vehicle.
I have taken a screen shot of the part but you might be better off taking the car to the dealer and simple ask them to look at it.
Gary
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Posted on Dec 09, 2012

You go to a dealer & they will put what you need on the
computer screen & you point to the part you need

Have you never gone to a dealers parts counter?

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You should be able to go to the dealer and describe it - I would say its a bypass fitting for the heater hose. I doubt it is available from auto parts stores yet. Not enough demand.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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SOURCE: 1993 FORD Taurus Heater Core leak/\ Can I bypass the heater coil to get the car on the road?

I would disconect heater core hoses at fire wall and put in a piece of metal pipe of the same diameter clamp it well and it should get you where you want to go for now.This is just temporary!

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Your leak could be a clogged a/c drain tube.
Does this happen with a/c on or defroster?

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SOURCE: 2000 ford expedition heater coil

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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: heater core blowing cold and leaking coolant

Locating the connections from the engine compartment to the heater core shouldn't require a diagram.
Check the hoses and their paths and you will find two that go through the firewall via a fixed connector; these are the in- and outlet for hot water circulation. Since the hoses have had a dozen years to weld themselves to the fitting, they probably won't be easy to remove; it may be necessary to **** them with a razor blade and pry the hose from the fitting.
If you have a little junk pipe pieces at home, either 1/2 or 3/4 should be a fit to couple these two ends together after they are removed from the connectors that you'll find at the firewall. 

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I bypassed the heater core in my 2002 dodge ram

Probably still some left in the heater core. Should quit after a while, or try blowing it out. I would even flush it with water first. Better to have water leaking than antifreeze. At least your dog can lick it and not die!

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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