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2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager Question: heater pipes rusted

 

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marymedtec, 3.3L V6, Stratford, CT, July 20, 2010, 18:07
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I was told my heater pipes are almost dust! Have to drive from ct to pa next week. Just replaced radiator-anyway this job fix can be kept to a minimum pricewise,but still have the car safe to drive for now?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 20, 2010, 18:31
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    I am not sure by the description but it sounds like the radiator core was rusted and the radiator replaced to avoid its failure. Have the repair shop "by passed" the heater core or any other water passageways to avoid potential failure on your trip? I am sure they have checked the condition of the rubber coolant hoses and fan belt and determined they are safe for your trip.

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    July 20, 2010, 19:15
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    if you have rear heat, then you may be referring to the lines by the rf wheel that go to the back of the car. common failure. you can purchase them from the dealer and are a bit tough to replace them. i would not try the trip without replacing them.

    Roy

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