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1998 Windstar, 3.8L. leaking coolant at metal connector of heater hose. does the entire heater hose need replacing or can the connector be replaced?

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    leaking from the back

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    IS IT PRESS FIT

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With ford you usually need to replace the entire heater hose, and it is kind of pricey.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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How do you change a heater core in a ford windstar


For A 1996 Windstar:
1. Disconnect Battery Ground Cable.
2. Drain Engine Coolant System.
3.Remove Cowl Top Vent Panel For Clearance.
4.Disconnect Heater Water Hoses From Heater Core Inlet And Outlet Tubes In The Engine Compartment.
5.Remove Ground Strap Attatchment (If Present) From Heater Core Tube.
6.Remove Cassete Box.Center Instrument Panel Support Trim.
7.Pull Out And Remove Cup Holder.
8.Remove Rear Seat Air Flow.
9.Disconnect Keyless Entry Wiring Harness, If Equipped.
10.Remove Center Instrument Panel Support Brackets.
11.Disconnect Climate Control Vaccum Line Connector.
12.Remove Heater Floor Duct.
13.Remove Heater Core Cover Retaining Screws and Remove Heater Core Cover.
14.Remove Heater Core.
15.To Install, Reverse Removal Procedure.

Jan 22, 2011 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Leaking on the passenger side, next to centre console. Dropping water level in so that it needs refilling almost daily 0.5 litre+. How do you fix it or can get a quote.


your heater core is leaking, need to replace it or u can put a hose connector to by-pass heater, this is done for temporary repair only. under hood look for two coolant hoses that go into firewall of veh. and install a hose connector that is same outside diameter of the inside of hoses & install two clamps to keep pressure from coming out.

Jan 15, 2011 | 1998 Subaru Legacy

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A hose coming from the cab to the truck into the engine is leaking coolant badly i dont know what part to ask for at the parts store or how to get it out


You are looking for a heater core hose. If the rubber hose is leaking you just remove the clamps and pull it off. Make sure you drain the radiator first. If the plastic or metal part is leaking then you'll have to replace the core.

Nov 12, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet K1500

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My 1998 Chevy Silverado has coolant leaking from the radiator at the small metal fitting at the top drivers side of the rad. Is the a seal that can be replaced or does the entire rad need to be replaced?


There's not usually a seal for these, the metal is commonly molded into the plastic sides of the radiator.. Remove the radiator tube and inspect the plastic around the fitting for cracks. If you find cracks in the plastic, then you know your answer. If it's leaking from around the radiator hose you could try replacing the clamp with a hose clamp that you can tighten with a screw driver.

My guess is the plastic is cracked there, and the radiator needs replaced, but you should inspect it first of course.

Good luck

May 09, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet C1500

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Just replaced heater core. Had heat for first week. Now I have very little heat on passenger side and none on driver side. All vents blow air.


You might have an other coolant leak, but sounds like coolant is not getting entirely into heater core. Check both your heater hoses to see if they are equal temperatures and also the coolant level. If both are ok check to see if there is a heater core valve that when heat is selected it provides vacuum to pull open a valve that directs coolant flow to your heater core. the valve is located in-line with the heater hoses.

Feb 27, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

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My 1998 Chevy 1500 with vortec 4.3 v6 leaks coolant on the drivers side of the engine near the rear of the motor. It leaks when shut of and cool, say when parked at night.


You need to put pressure on the coolant system and look for the leak. If you are lucky you can find the coolant leak by following the coolant trail. It could be a head gasket, intake gasket, or coolant sensor near where you say, but take a good look to try to round it down.

Sep 19, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet C1500

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Coolant leak at the back of the engine.


There is probably a bad seal in there. If the metal piece looks any bit corroded, replace it. coolant is the other life blood of your motor, and without it will run hot quickly.

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Leaking connector on heater hose on 1994 4.0L Jeep Cherokee sport


Part you are referring to is your heater control valve. They generally develop small leaks where the actuator arm goes into the assembly. They are generally in the $30 dollar range and can easily be replaced.Don't forget to "top off colant level after repair!

Nov 12, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Cherokee Country

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Coolant leakage from above where the radiator hose enters the intake. Cannot determine exact location of leak because of all the wires etc at air intake. Is there a heater hose or some other connection...


this windstart come wiht some metal heater lines hard to see you might need a mirror, and a flash light, also when the van is cold and the coolant full go with another car to autozone, and they have a loan tool service, get a presure tester for the coolant, and create some presure to it while you look for the leak, be sure not to add more tha 15 psi.

May 28, 2008 | 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo

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