Heater hose removal?

Tiny
BCUPAC53
  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 150,000 MILES

2000 ford windstar 3.8 heater core hose, coming off the intake manifold, going to a hose right above the upper radiator hose snapped off, it goes behind the engine to a "T", one leg goes to the heater core, one leg goes down behind the engine, i'm guessing the bottom leg goes to the aux. Heater, it also has a white plastic clip on the line coming out of the intake manifold, is there a new fix for this? If so, what parts are available?

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 2:35 AM

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Tiny
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This is exactly the issue on my 2001 Windstar, 3.8 L with auxillary heater. Mine made it a little longer than theirs. Is there a diagram or part number for the hose assembly?

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Friday, November 24th, 2017 AT 11:54 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

These heater hoses have a coupler that is where the hose sets separate. Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-heater-hoses

Here are some diagrams and the tool you need to make the repair happen. (Below)

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken

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Sunday, November 26th, 2017 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Ken! Great illustrations of the quick disconnect.
Unfortunately, the metal on my van's pipe, was too corroded underneath the quick connector and the plastic connector came off in pieces.
I performed an emergency repair. When it broke, the plastic connector sheared off right at the metal factory swedge. I cut off the factory swedge, right behind and reinstalled the hose with 2 worm clamps.
This hose goes from behind the t'stat housing, to behind the engine, in front of the firewall. Access not good. One end tees off to the aux heat line, the other goes back to the water pump area.
I found what I think is the part for the assembly on
Ebay: KH-51, HVAC Heater hose assembly.
I will include pics later, of the emergency repair 7 after I install the new assembly.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 7:28 AM
Tiny
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Here are the broken QD & emergency repair pics.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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Whoops! Added the same pics, multiple times. I'll add hose assy and finished repair when complete.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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Nice patch work, they make those connectors to make assembly easier for them but rough when they go bad. Nice fix on that.

Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.

Cheers, Ken

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
DANNO 4411
  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR

Heater problem
2001 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 105000 miles

I'm trying to remove a heater hose. One end has a standard spring clamp. No problem there. The other end has a crimped metal clamp similar to a hydraulic hose. How do I remove this end?

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The crimped end is kind-of permanent. I've had luck in removing this end by using a Dremel rotary cut-off tool.

Use the rotary cutter to cut thru the metal crimp, if possible on two opposite sides. Pry the metal crimp open with screwdriver(s), and twist the rubber hose free from the metal tube it is attached to.

But when using the Dremel, be sure not to cut too deep. Cut only the crimped metal portion. There is no need to cut into the rubber hose.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I forgot.
After removing the old crimped hose, you'll see that the metal tube underneath has a flare just like a standard hose attachment.

Hook up a new regular hose with a regular spring-type clamp (or the ol' fashioned screw-type clamp) and you're done. No need to buy those expensive pre-fabricated factory-style crimped hoses as long as it's intended for low-pressure applications.

In other words, don't do this for a high-pressure side of a power steering hose.

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 3:06 PM (Merged)

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