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Hey guys,

this afternoon i noticed a wet spot on the pavement under the front drivers side of my truck. I tracked it down and seems to be coming from the top hard line fitting on the radiator that is under the top radiator hose. Anyone had this problem? What is the line for, it seems to go down and under the engine.:think:

Any help would be appreciated. It's on my '96 in my sig.
 

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Are you talking about an open ended hose that leads straight down? If so, it's and overflow hose. If not, check the connection to the radiator. The clips and connections have been known to go bad and hairline crack. See if it's moist there at the connection itself.
 

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The oil cooler lines are shit, altogether. I hear most guys will just hose clamp a hose to the radiator, because the oem ones go bad at the ends, as well.
 

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It seems to have quit leaking today. I had my daughter go get the o-rings from NAPA while I was at work today. It appears that it is coming from where the fitting piece screws into the radiator. I wiped it all off so I can see tomorrow how bad if it is still leaking and see which piece of the fitting is actually leaking.

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Yeah, once it gets heated and under pressure, you'll really see. Things may stopped, but only for it little bit. The closerr to the radiator it is the harder it is to "work around it." But, usually, there's a cheaper way to get it working without buying a new radiator.
 

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Yeah, once it gets heated and under pressure, you'll really see. Things may stopped, but only for it little bit. The closerr to the radiator it is the harder it is to "work around it." But, usually, there's a cheaper way to get it working without buying a new radiator.
Very true,

What part does the o-ring go in? Lookslike there is a piece threaded into the radiator and then the line fitting threads into that. Is the o-ring on the line fitting or the piece threaded into the radiator?

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I believe it's "in" the line as it attaches to the radiator. Should push into each other with so slight pressure. "Lube" it with some engine coolant so it would slide in easier. Check those crimped metal ends on the hose. Those always seem to cause leaks...even new. :nono:
 

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Got it fixed yesterday, cracked case by the fitting. I just had the shop put in a new radiator and check out the A/C problem while it was there. A/C is toast, bad compessor and o-rings, and dryer.

Would it be worth it to get a non-AC belt and not go around the AC pulley or not worth the time to change it?
 

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Guess it would depend on how bad you need the A/C. Funny thing about A/C systems is that they just don't get an issue, the implode.
 

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Guess it would depend on how bad you need the A/C. Funny thing about A/C systems is that they just don't get an issue, the implode.
Let me clarify, I am not going to fix the AC. It isn't that important to have to me. Would it be worthwhile to get a non-AC belt and skip the AC pulley or would it not make any difference?
 

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Ok, my bad. You can just bypass it all together in most cases. i think your compressor isn't at an angled position. All because you don't want too much open space between two pulleys. gatorback is a good belt to go with, as well.
 

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Hey man is that shop reputable? Sounds kinda fishy that all that shit is not good. O rings common compressor and dryer though. How long since it was last serviceable. I know I thought I had a bad compressor but the sensor tell not to turn on if the freon level is super low.
 

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Hey man is that shop reputable? Sounds kinda fishy that all that shit is not good. O rings common compressor and dryer though. How long since it was last serviceable. I know I thought I had a bad compressor but the sensor tell not to turn on if the freon level is super low.
Very, very reputable. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Along with several people that I know, a lot of times they will give you a hand fixing it yourself rather than making you let them do it.
 

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Just making sure man not trying to interfere with your buis. Sounds like a good deal. Comparing to some of the shops in my area that refuse to put vehicles back together until you get a new part (for the one they broke taking it off). I really feel sorry for the folks who have no maint experience. The blanket gets pulled over their heads too much.
 

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Just making sure man not trying to interfere with your buis. Sounds like a good deal. Comparing to some of the shops in my area that refuse to put vehicles back together until you get a new part (for the one they broke taking it off). I really feel sorry for the folks who have no maint experience. The blanket gets pulled over their heads too much.
Yea, I know what you mean. There is a guy at work like that. Drives a really nice '01 GMC lifted and such. He hasn't a clue where the oil dipstick is let alone anything else.
 

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It is strange I stumbled upon this thread again after over a year and a half. I just replaced my radiator over the weekend due to the same exact tank being cracked by the upper oil cooler line. Deja Vu?
 
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