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Old 12-28-2012, 01:26 PM
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Yep, that would be your core alright. Realistically you should change it as soon as possible as its only to keep getting worse and leaking more and more. There is a quick fix that you can do if you find that your repair is taking to long. The heater core has coolant going and going out, you can simply by pass the heater core and connect the two hoses together at any time and you will be ready to travel. Granted, you will not have any heat. But if say in the middle of the fix you find you need to run to the parts store, this comes in handy. Now, I havent looked to see how difficult it would be to do the splice. Most cars have both the hoses right next to each other and easy to access from the engine bay and the splice can be done with an L shaped slip fit piece of pvc or metal. Good luck
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