Problem Description and Possible Solution
The quick-connect fittings for the heater hoses tend to leak engine coolant. This problem commonly occurs because the metal housing has become brittle, which can break and cause leaks.
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Average mileage: 162,000 (144,000–180,000)
12 people reported this problem
Heater hose quick connect coupling rotted out and broke off flush with the engine. Had to buy an $80 drill and thread repair tool kit from Napa. Pay no attention to the videos on YouTube Just go to Napa and by the repair kit and a new coupling. Kit also comes with a splined easy out that you may be able to pound down and remove the broken piece with. I had no luck with that. Napa part # is 77-4029