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Heater core blowing cold and leaking coolant

I started my car today and added coolant then i let it warm up about 5 min then the air was still blowing cold and all the coolant that i added was on the ground.....now is there a way to bypass the heater core in order to retain coolant? if so can you send me a few diagrams?

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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. 

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