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Water hose leak

(1997 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Upland, CA on August 05, 2010
water hose leaking under the intake manifold and above the block. What hose is that for, and how do I get to it?
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on September 05, 2010
It is the heater bypass pipe. It is a common failure, and sometimes misdiagnosed as a failed freeze out plug. The intake manifold has to be reoved to replace it, and being the intake has coolant leak problems of it's own, I would replace that as well, unless it already has been done
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