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I have a coolant leak springing from a T joint pipe that is connected by hoses, It seems to be a small hole that is causing the fluid to be sprayed onto the engine causing it to smoke. This happened recently and I don't want to cause any further damage to my car. How do I find out what the exact part is called? I couldn't find a diagram or parts listing for this item so I can have it replaced. Thank you for your time.

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Hi agentpayback, welcome, i think what your talking about is an after market item (reason you could not find a listing for it ) the purpose of it is to flush cooling system as the name implies ) from an auto parts store called a coolant system (radiator) flush kit, they are plastic and dont last for too long, its installed on the heater hose , 3/4 inch hose, (your radiator coolant runs thru the heater hose, thats how you have heat in the car in the winter ). get a new one and replace soon, it could get to be a bigger leak suddenly, keep it full of coolant in the meantime because you DO NOT want to over heat the engine. be sure to top off with coolant when finished installing new one and check for any new leaks and check the coolant level for next few days following until you know it is full. OK!!

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