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.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Quick-Connect Fittings For Heater Hoses May Leak Engine Coolant
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Problem
Heating & Air Conditioning Affected: 5.7L V8