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The coolant leaks right back out from a rubber elbow hose on firewall by the heater core. should it be conected somewhere or have a clamp?

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If that elbow is very low on the firewall it is a condensation drain for A/C if coolant pours out of there I believe your heater core may be leaking. Do you smell coolant in the cabin? feel free to reply, I should be around most of the day...MK

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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    Paul Chavez Apr 04, 2014

    I have the same problem, the inside is kinda funky when I life the carpet but I think most of it is leaking out of the condensation drain. thanks for your help I didn't know that's what it was called, it looked wrong to me having and open ended hose down there. thanks God bless-Paul Chavez

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