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I recently replaced my oil pan gasket in my 96 F150 6cyl, 4.9L.

Where exactly do my heater hoses from my firewall on the engine side go? There are two hoses and I think I got them mixed up. I need to know exactly where they go. Please help.

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  • frodawg May 22, 2009

    My engine is the 4.9L inline six cylinder, can you tell me where the heater hoses go on that motor instead of the 4.6L.

  • frodawg May 29, 2009

    Yes they are the same length

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If you have the 4.6L engine the hoses both connect at the back of the engine on the right side to a black pipe and a silver pipe the silver pipe stands straight up and the black one is at about 45 degrees, generally speaking the heater hoses come from the water inlet and outlet to the core (firewall) the flow or direction of water travel does not matter one is in and the other out of the core, to be for 100% sure I would have to know what exactly engine you have. Hope this helps

Posted on May 22, 2009

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    Jeff Hammack May 23, 2009

    It has been a long time since I worked on a 4.9L, but the pipe coming out of the water pump is one connection the other is up front in that area I just don't remember exactly where, are the hoses the same length?

  • Jeff Hammack
    Jeff Hammack May 30, 2009

    took a little time, one heater hose connects to the water pump and the other one connects to a hose connection on the side of the thermostat housing, this pipe is threaded into the water neck for the thermostat, hope this helps, let me know

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