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1992 Buick Roadmaster Question: Heater Core Coolant Leak



Visitor, Troutman, NC, March 31, 2010, 12:04

Coming from the firewall to the engine.......does the hose connecting heater core to engine bay, is this a vent or does this hose route back to the engine or heater control valve?
I cant find what or where connects to, please help leaking coolant and car overheating b/c dont know how this hose routes?

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    Visitor, June 29, 2010, 21:58

    Sounds like the same problem I had on my 92 RM w/5.7. The heater hoses have a "click-lock" type connector to the heater core stubs coming through the firewall into the engine bay. On my car, the hose with a small plastic insert with an arrow indicating flow was leaking at this connection. This hose is called a "flow restrictor". (My local parts stores couldn't find it by looking for heater hoses.) My solution was to replace this entire hose assembly witha 3/4 inch heater hose. There is just enough stub on the heater core to use a worm clamp to secure the hose. It has worked for about 8 months. Car has heat in winter, and good AC in summer (100 degrees last week.)

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