Heater outlet Pipe connector to engine

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET CORSICA
  • 3.1L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I am having a bit of a problem getting the pipe connected to the fitting, I have broke two of the retaining clips, most likely because of improper connecting procedure, does one leave the clip in the fitting or put it on the heater pipe first.
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014 AT 3:40 PM

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Tiny
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I can't picture where they would use a snap lock fitting on that car but if they did, it will work either way but it's probably easier to put it oin the pipe first. SPONSORED LINKS
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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It is on the Heater Hose connector to the engine thermostat housing.
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014 AT 10:32 PM
Tiny
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The water outlet/thermostat housing has no pipes attached to it on this engine.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 4:21 AM
Tiny
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The thermostat is on the back side of the engine, Drivers side, on this model, it is a 3100 engine
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
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I know exactly where the thermostat is. I gave you a picture of it.

Your link just shows a page full of gibberish.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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OK, it's not worth arguing about, but the connector that connects the heater inlet pipe (it is indeed a quick lock connector) to the engine screws into the thermostat housing, (I put a new thermostat in it, and it was a struggle at the time, did not have the GM thermostat wrench), and the top radiator hose is connected to that housing. Thanks for all the Input.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 1:40 PM
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They Say, A picture is worth a thousand words.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 1:56 PM
Tiny
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Guess the pic didn't meet the guidelines.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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Trying again.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that is going into the intake manifold, not the thermostat housing. You may have torn or dislodged the seals inside. There is an O-ring, a plastic washer and the round base of the locking clip. You can buy a new one for under $10 if that one is damaged in any way. The pipe just pushes in and locks.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 AT 2:21 PM

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