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There are 3 hoses coming from the surge tank. The 2 on the right are clamped and connect to something. The one on the left coming directly behind the cap does not have a clamp on it and it doesn't connect to anything. Is it supposed to? I just replaced a heater hose and now the antifreeze is coming out of this tubing. Can't figure it out. Can you help? This is a 2000 pontiac grandam GT - 6 cyld. Thank you.

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If it's too full it'll come out of this hose as it's the overpressure release hose on cars with out a surge tank this hose used to connecto a resicoir. you need to bleed the cooling system so all the air is out of the system and then it'll not blow over as your describing, I usally find the highest hose connection and disconnect it and pour coolant mix into it. and hold the other connector till I can jam the hose back on and tighten it back. on the therostae houseing on some models theirs a bleeder bolt on it that can be loosenened to let the air out and keep adding till it flows out with out bubbleing. I have a tool thats a funnell that connects where the cap goes on and can be bought at most auto parts stores for 10 bucks. You over fill this funnel with coolant mix and run the engine till its all done bubbling and put in the plug that comes with it and set it aside and put the cap on and your done.

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