Engine Cooling problem
1993 Suzuki Sidekick 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 99500 miles
I missplaced my manual and need the name for this part so I can order a new one. It is rusty and corroded and is leaking coolant from the resevoir. Leakage is straight out of the two terminals extending from the end of the piece.
PM your VIN to me and i'll get a name and a part number for you.
July, 14, 2009 AT 7:27 PM
The site's not letting me PM you with the VIN due to me not having 10 or more posts. Is there any other form of contact where I can send you the VIN?
July, 15, 2009 AT 3:02 PM
I got your email, but i'm having trouble.
Are you saying that coolant is flowing through the two smaller hoses?
July, 15, 2009 AT 3:50 PM
To be quite honest I'm not sure "exactly" what the part is for. I did however think that one of the smaller hoses maybe comes from the housing unit to the engine. The other goes to another similar place. They both however join together to this part, then are dispursed to their appropriate destinations. Those two small ends that are rusted away connect to the two small lines i was holding in my hand in one of the photos. That is where the coolant is leaking from.
I tested the leak by filling my resevoir to the required level. I left the hood open and watched for any leaks while the engine was running. Inevitably it started leaking from those ends. The resevoir empties after a week or two of driving. It's not a really bad leak, but a nuisance I'd like to get rid of. I don't know if the resevoir problem and that leak are connected, but it is quite coincidental.