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Water and coolent ran out from the hose - 1986 Toyota Cressida

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OK, the hose will have to be replaced if it ran out of a crack. The hose clamp may have to be replaced if the rubber hose came dislodged from the metal tube, or the clamp will have to be tightened with a screwdriver, if that's the kind you have.

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