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Old 12-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Bonneville that is leaking coolant from the hose that goes into the engine. I have attached a picture that shows the exact spot of the leak. My question is, should that hose be pushed in tighter? I have tightened up the clamp as far as it will go, and have tried loosening and pushing the hose further in, but it wont budge. When the car is warmed up, you can see the coolant dripping down, and it of course is making burning smell. How long can you drive the car with this problem, before I run out of time?

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might need to replace it, that is the upper coolant hose that is the return from the engine to the radiator
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I had that issue before, and I found it helps if you get the clamp right next to the bump on the opening. You should be able to feel it through the hose, it should bump up a little bit. Try putting the clamp snug up against that.
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Try what ymmot04 said. If thats not the fix, I would look into replacing the upper rad hose and maybe the Tstat housing
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I had that issue before, and I found it helps if you get the clamp right next to the bump on the opening. You should be able to feel it through the hose, it should bump up a little bit. Try putting the clamp snug up against that.
This seems to have stopped it. Thanks very much for your help.
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