If your Corsica is leaking Radiator coolant when you turn on your heater it is probably a rotted heater core, but may just be the lines. If your Corsica is overheating even when you put rad fluid in it, then it may be a more serious problem, such as a dead rad fan, or mal-functioning thermostat. You can ask at any local shop, or even Canadian Tire as to what size hoses and clamps you may need, and any other replacement costs or other information you may need. If you are not sure if it is the heater core behind the passenger side of the dashboard, then you may want to have an experienced friend or well trusted mechanic check that for you.
May have a bad heater coil or a lose coolant hose clamp near fire wall.
I'm sure you are talking about the passenger side. The heater core must be leaking. That is the only thing that will allow antifreeze into the cab. Check and make sure that the heater hose's that clamp to the heater core out under the hood is tight. If they are then replace the heater core.
drain coolant. disconnect heater hoises on the passenger side of the engine side of the firewall. remove the heater core pipe clamp bolt and clamp. from inside car, remove glove box by opening itand squeezing the sides in.remove dash insulating panel. there is an upper and a lower screw holding the core in place that you must remove.remove the evaporator sensor wiring clip from heater core cover. remove heater core cover. remove heater core clamp bolt and clamp then slide out the heater core. installation is the reverse.
drain coolant. disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses of the heater core on the engine side of the firewall. (passenger side). remove heater core pipe clamp-bolt and clamp. from inside, remove the glove box(open it, squeeze sides in then pull ouit,remove hinge screws) for access to the upper core cover screw.below the glove boz, remove the dash insullating panel to access lower screw.remove evaporator temp sensor wiring clip from heater core cover if equipped with A/C. remove heater core cover,clamp bolt and clamp then slide out heater core. install is reverse.
Hi to change the heater core you can start by ensuring the antifreeze in the engine is cold if you have hose clamps. clamp the heater hoses so they do not leak if you do not have clamps just drain the radiator. next put a catch pan under the passenger side of the car near the fire wall to catch any antifreeze that does leak out. than go inside the car on the passenger side open the glove box empty its comtents and remove the glove box door and liner. after this is done you can remove all the bolts around the heater box(I think there are 14 of them) when the heater box comes out the heater core is in it . to reassemble just reverse the process.
The radiator can be drained by removing the lower hose clamp and catching the coolant in a large pan. There isn't much of an easier way to do it.Be careful to open the metal clamp carefully, as you will have to reuse the clamp (or you can remove that expandable metal clamp and replace it with a 'screw' clamp that would make this process easier in the future.
Follow the heater hoses to the firewall. There should be 2. disconect them from the heater core, then insert a 5/8 hose bib and clamp them together.
Just unhook the hoses from the heater core and put a tube are something in the middle of them and clamp them together.
bad hose like a pin hole or bad clamp
The lower radiator hose could have a crack, the hose at the heater core could have a crack, or a clamp could be loose somewhere. Locate the spot under the truck where the leak hits the ground and trace it up into the engine bay. Good Luck!
loosen the clamp holding the hose on to a fitting and pull the hose free.
That is one of the heater hoses where it connects to the heater core. The heater core is located inside the passenger side firewall. There are two heater hose connections, an inlet and an outlet. Replace the hose with the appropriate size and attach a new clamp to secure it. Before attaching clamp, make sure you clean off any debris or corrosion to ensure a secure and leak free fit. After replacing hose, be sure to refill radiator with the proper mix of antifreeze (usually 50/50) or purchase a pre-mixed solution. After filling, run engine and continuously check coolant level. Never open radiator hot! Re-checking of coolant level and opening the cap several times during a few minutes of engine run time will help bleed air out of the cooling system. Air in the cooling system can cause hot spots in the cylinder heads which can lead to overheating.
The antifreeze is building up to much pressure you may have a cloged line or tour hose clamp is lose
Disconnect the rubber hoses from the heater and the intake. Once the clamp is removed, take a sharp knife and split the rubber ends and peal them off. DO NOT pull on the heater core as you can damage the heater core. Take a hacksaw and cut the band off and replace the heater hose using new clamps.
Bad hose or clamp where the heater core is connected would be the most likely problem.
You may have a leaking heater core but before you replace it check the heater hoses because sometimes coolant can pass under a loose hose clamp..........
First make sure that the clamp is tight enough on the hose or that it's not defective or damaged
The block heater is installed under the exaust manifold. It does not go INTO the coolant. It's a "clamp on" style heater. It heats the coolant by heating the block where there is a coolant passage. To install it, you'll need to remove the head shield from the exaust manifold (3 screws). The heater is secured using 1 bolt.
From the Dodge forums. Drain the coolant, disconnect the surge tank to heater pipe line, and the heater core to heater pipe line, remove the drivers side engine mount, and the starter, and unbolt the heater pipe from the engine-transmission bolt. Remove the clamp from the short hose at the thermostat housing, and pull the pipe out.
Sure. You can by-pass the heater core but you won't have any heat for defrosting the windshield should you need it.
To change the thermostat on a 1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0, a bucket should be placed under the vehicle where the hose for the thermostat is. This will catch any leaking antifreeze. Remove the hose clamp from the top radiator hose where it connects to the engine. Note how the thermostat is positioned in the hose. Remove the old thermostat and replace with a new one. Tighten the hose clamp after reconnecting it to the motor. Check antifreeze level and refill if necessary.
drain coolant. remove heater hoseson the inlet and outlets inside engine compartment passenger side near firewall.remove heater core pipe clamp.remove the glove box.remove insulation below it.remove the evaporator temp sensor wiring clip from the heater core cover. remove heater core cover. remove core clamp then slide the core out carefully.
check your heater hoses one connects to the intake on rear passanger side of the motor it is likely the intake cracked there is a recall on this issue if the intake has been replaced with factory intake it is possible that the intake gasket is leaking check the bolts to be tourqed to specs if gasket is leaking replace gasket Crown Victoria Plastic Intake Manifold Heater Leak Fix When the stupidly designed intake manifold cracks where the heater pipe sticks into the plastic here's how to fix it. You will notice the plastic around the heater pipe is connected to some plastic to the front of the car from it. Take a hacksaw blade and cut about a 1/2" groove in that plastic - just enough to get a hose clamp around the plastic circle that holds the pipe. Tighten the clamp and voila! No more leak.
You would have to find the inlet and outlet hoses and put a fitting between them and hose clamp them together.
a clamp that clamps