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Old 11-13-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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I noticed that there was a bit of a coolant loss on the passenger side. When I tried to check whether it is coolant bypass fitting, the plastic fitting broke in half. I have removed the bypass hose from the lower intake (it is just fitted on with a clamp), however, I don't know what to do about the broken plastic elbow on the other side.

Looking at it, I assume that the whole plastic part is bolted on. What size socket should I use? Also, what are the part numbers for the plastic part and the bypass hose? Are they dealer only parts?

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Looking at it, I assume that the whole plastic part is bolted on. What size socket should I use? Also, what are the part numbers for the plastic part and the bypass hose? Are they dealer only parts?
Wish I could tell you more here; unfortunately the only thing I can say is that I think that'* the same part that cracked on mine some years ago, and the local service place (I didn't bother going to the dealer for this) replaced it with a metal version. It was a plastic port or nipple where a heater hose or bypass hose (I forget which) connects to the intake manifold. They put in a metal replacement and it'* been fine ever since.

I don't think they needed to pull off a whole lot to reach it, either; I think it just screwed in. Once you get your replacement part, you should be able to tell from looking at it how the old one will need to come out.
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That'* what I hope for - I do not want to take off the whole upper intake just for this stupid thing. I'll check with the dealer on Monday.

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