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IM WONDERING WHAT THIS HOSE IS FOR AND WHY ITS LEAKING COOLANT

2002 Ford Ranger • 172,000 miles

I have a 02 ford ranger 4cyl 2.3L and there is a 1/2" tube coming out of my firewall by the heater core that is leaking coolant


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Mydamtruck
February 22, 2012.



You sure its not the heater control valve bypass hose tubing

Rasmataz
Feb 22, 2012.
I dont know what it is but its leaking all my coolant out

Tiny
Mydamtruck
Feb 22, 2012.
That is the heater control valve.

Wrenchtech
Feb 22, 2012.
And since its leaking all the time im guessing I need to new heater core?

Tiny
Mydamtruck
Feb 22, 2012.
I think you're right. It looks like the drain tube below the control valve is wet. There used to be a 4" rubber hose hanging down from it to help keep debris and cold air out.

Caradiodoc
Feb 22, 2012.
And since im puting in a new clutch guess ill be pulling an engine lol. Thank you for your help.

Tiny
Mydamtruck
Feb 22, 2012.
I don't know what an engine has to do with a heater core.

Wrenchtech
Feb 22, 2012.