Rear passenger side leak

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 165,000 MILES
I was told I need to replace my cyphus tube, dryer and compressor, besides that on the passenger side rear just in front of back tire under the car is a slow dripping leak. It is clear fluid and smells like hot urine or belly button, anyway there are 2 pipes, to help you narrow it down out out of the 2 one has rings on it not that one, but the other one without rings on it. That pipe has 2 a total of 2 pipes cuz it has a gasket holding them together, I think, you cant see in pic but it would be on left it got cut off in picture, there is small dripping leak from the gasket part that looked light green before the drops fall to the ground was green but on the ground puddle I see no green, but the other end of the pipe that goes near the wall body (right side of pic)of the car looks like a oversized spark plug has clear water drops leaking? I noticed my coolant is always low what is this pipe called and is there a connection between anythign going on with my van? What should I do what is this? Please? I sent a picture so its the shiny slimy black pipe on right
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 3:14 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the heater core hose for the rear heater core is leaking.
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
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So why would one side be leaking green and the other leaking clear? So I need to replace rear heater core hose?
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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So do you only have rear heat or do you have rear air conditioning also?
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the rear heater tube and its still leaking but there was some holes under the old clamps. Whats the part against the car that the heater tube I just replaces goes into? I think that part has a crack right where the tube goes on?
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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So the tubes you replaced and that are still leaking have hose clamps holding the tubes in place?If so those are heater hoses also the hoses hook to your rear heater core. The hoses hook to two barbed nipple tubes correct?
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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Yes the one has rings as in thepicture above that one is fine, but the lower one I recplaced and yes its connected to some black nipple as you called it! I think the black nipple right at the end of where the tube I replaced connects is leaking! What is that part with the nipple? That needs replacing! I looked up heater core and it doesnt look like a heater core when I google it.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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Hears a pic of your heater core thats what hoses connect too.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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It doesnt look like that, heres a pic/video of what the thing looks like that I attached the tube to.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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I have rear heat and air conditioning. My uncle told me I can bypass the tubes so I just wont have air/heat in back. Im in fl thats fine. But for the same amoutn of labor I rather ust replace the piece in the pic that I attached the hose to. I drive far for work and my concern in running out of coolant/water then my car overheating. Then worse problems like head blown gaskets etc. So I just need to figure out what this is so I can go to store and tell them I want that part ! Thank you for repsonses.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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Those look like 90 degree elbows/connectors to the rear heater core. You will probably have to get them from the dealer I doubt a auto parts store would carry them.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
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I just by passed it ! Thanx its all working fine now! Just no heat inthe rear but its fl. Who needs heat !
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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Glad to hear you got fixed your very much welcome thats what were here for.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

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