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2004 Ford F-150 Question: leaking heater hose



Drews F150, 4.6L V8, Upland, CA, December 21, 2008, 15:20

Noticed small puddle of water under truck under the tranny. Looks like water or coolant. Looked at heater hose in the engine bay looks like its leaking by firewall.

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  • Answer #1

    December 23, 2008, 14:39

    You should clean the floor around where it normally leaks first. The next time it leaks soak some up with a white paper towel or napkin. You should be able to identify if it is coolant or normal water. Coolant will have color (typically orange or green) and smell. You may also notice the coolant level dropping. If you're not comfortable working on your truck, it would be a good idea to take it to a good shop if you determine that it is, in fact, coolant.
    If it's normal water, it could be condensation off the AC compressor finding its way to the ground. Many vehicles activate the compressor with the "defrost" function.

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, March 04, 2010, 13:10

    meatal pipe going to manifold to heater cord on f150 97 4.6 taiton

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    Visitor, May 06, 2010, 12:09

    i had the same problem it was leaking in the back corner of my intake manifold. i looked this up on the internet and found out it is quite common in chevy trucks

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