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REPLACE WATER HOSE (PIPE) ELBOW

1998 Buick Lesabre

Engine Cooling problem
1998 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles

The water hose ( plastic elbow) that connects the intake manifold to the idler tension arm assembly ( water pump housing?) Has a leak in the O ring. What is the easiest way to remove and replace this? Does the manifold need to come off? Easiest way?

Thank you Larry
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Cqad35
January 21, 2010.



If you look careflly there may be a bolt with a plate holding it in and it would be just to remove the bolt and pipe, clean the area out and replace with anew o-ring.

Hmac300
Jan 27, 2010.