Your test method isn't accurate. There is no pressure pushing the coolant when you remove one heater hose. It is just as necessary to have some "pull" on one hose as it is to have the "push" on the other one. Instead, feel the hoses after the engine has been running a while. They should be too hot to hold onto for very long. If they're not, suspect the thermostat.
Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 9:49 PM