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Coolant hose on Y connector leaking on 2003 kia sorento

How do I remove the Y connector on the coolant hose to replace. It looks like there is not enough space for my hand to get in there to work on

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LOL. Well, the option is pay $305 for this exact repair or do it yourself. I'm gonna try this weekend....part must be only $10 or less.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

  • madarmydad32
    madarmydad32 Aug 06, 2012

    How did you do it, looking to do the same thing to my gf car and its has been a pain so far!!

  • mdcuento05
    mdcuento05 Jan 27, 2014

    disconnect all the wires, remove the big hose and buy a long nose plioers, curved tip and buy it from the daler, none on auto zone.

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I change the thermostat and radiator and the car still runs hot when idled


Check and see if the cooling fans are coming on. Check fuses and relays for them.

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I have a antifreeze leak on the back side of my 3.5 liter kia sorento motor,I took all the heater hoses loose and they look fine. What else could be leaking coolant the Y that connects the hoses is ok


Hi Kevin.

The general route of coolant will be the engine block, the heater core in/near the dashboard, the radiator, and, often, a coolant overflow reservoir that buffers you from leaks if your coolant gets extra hot or bubbly.

So, along with the heater hoses, there are the radiator hoses, either end. Hose connections to the block. Hose to wherever your coolant check/refill container is. The drain plug at the bottom of the radiator.

There is one other place that coolant can go, though you gotta hope this isn't it. If your head gasket is on it's last legs, coolant can start leaking into your cylinder head. This can show up overtly as white smoke, not so smooth running, or mysterious random moments where a hose suddenly bursts or pops loose. Or it can just be an occasional pinhole leak that's hard to detect.

One of the biggest tells - park the car on a flat smooth surface overnight after you've driven it a while. When you come out the next day, is there coolant on the ground anywhere. if yes, the location can help you track it. if no, then exit through the cylinder head may be the culprit. You'd want to run a compression check to make sure, and then contemplate whether fixing it is worth it on a twelve year old car.

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I need to bypass my heater coil as my aircon is leaking 2003 kia pregio any photos?


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Where is the waterpump on 2003kia sorento lx ?


Water pump is Timing belt driven. It is below the Camshaft sprocket, in the timing case. If you want to repair/replace it here are the instructions.
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COMPONENTS

REMOVAL
  1. Using the drain plug, drain the coolant.
  2. Remove the drive belt and the engine coolant pump pulley.
  3. Remove the timing belt cover, the auto tensioner and idler pulley.
  4. Remove the water outlet fitting, the thermostat case and the water pump fitting.
  5. Remove the engine coolant pump mounting bolts.
  1. Remove the engine coolant pump assembly from the cylinder block.
INSPECTION
  1. Check the engine coolant Water pump for cracks, damage or wear, and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
  2. Check the bearing for damage, abnormal noise and sluggish rotation and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
  3. Check the seal it for leaks and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
INSTALLATION
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  1. Clean the gasket surfaces of the engine coolant pump body and the cylinder block.
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  1. Install the new engine coolant pump gasket and pump assembly. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque. Tightening torque
Engine coolant pump bolt:
Head mark "7": 17 - 22 Nm(170 - 220 kg.cm, 12 - 16 ft. lbs.)
  1. Install the water pump fitting, the thermostat case and the water outlet fitting.
  2. Install the auto tensioner and timing belt. Adjust the timing belt tension, then install the timing belt cover.
  3. Install the drive belt, coolant pump pulley and then adjust the auto tensioner.
  4. Refill the coolant.
  5. Run the engine and check for leaks.
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2003 kia sorento leaking antifreeze after new radiator


You will want to taste the leak (or get someone else to do so) and make sure it is not water.
Antifreeze has a very sweet taste.
You should only need one drop, and be sure to rinse your mouth out really well afterwards.
Whenever a radiator is replaced, the hoses attached to it can also begin to leak, because the rubber hardens with age, and can be harder to seal again.
I prefer a stainless steel band clamp, not the original equipment.
A good flashlight would be a help as you look for the problem.
Be sure to check the heater hoses, and the other hoses that carry coolant, as any of them could be leaking, due to "being disturbed" or due to the possible higher pressure the new radiator is giving the cooling system.
Be blessed.

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The car is loosing power and i just put in another radiator and its still spraying water out


Thank you for the inquiry.

You will have to locate the source of the leak where the fluid is spraying from. Hopefully it's something as simple as the hoses either having cracks in them or the hose clamps are not secure enough to prevent leakage. Replace with new.

If is coming from the block maybe a freeze plug has worked loose or rusted out and can be replaced. Sometimes pretty tight quarters and not much space to work.

If its coming from under the head area you might have to replace the head gasket. It's quite a prject if you are not familiar or don't have the tools or workspace. You may want to have a local shop give you a few quotes. If it's a head gasket I would have an automotive machine shop plane the old gasket off and grind the valves and redo the guides while it's off.

Let us know how we can provide further help.

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TF

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