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Old 01-20-2019, 05:18 PM
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Good day to you all , driving back from .Church today I noticed steam coming from the hood I pulled over and the whole engine of my 2005 c6 was covered with coolant fluid the leak was terrible as the engine ran it was just splashing everywhere . The leak seems to be dripping from where the intake meets the engine I don't know but I just left the car there and will habe my friend check it out tomorrow


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The dreaded plastic "T"?
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:40 PM
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The dreaded plastic "T"?
I don't know if it's the clamp
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Not sure from the pic exactly where the leak is, but the t-fittings are prone to breaking.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by airmed2 View Post
Not sure from the pic exactly where the leak is, but the t-fittings are prone to breaking.
I'll upload the video I took to my YouTube page and put the link on here for you guys to see
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Originally Posted by airmed2 View Post
Not sure from the pic exactly where the leak is, but the t-fittings are prone to breaking.
https://youtu.be/3JftvN9ydpo
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:39 PM
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https://youtu.be/3JftvN9ydpo

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Originally Posted by lapiro View Post
https://youtu.be/3JftvN9ydpo
Sounds like the water pump is noisy. If you can't see any coolant lines that are leaking, cracked or broken, then it's likely the water pump seal that has failed.
I had a water pump seal start leaking on my 2006 at 30K miles.

Good luck

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Originally Posted by 4SUMERZ View Post
Sounds like the water pump seal has failed by the noise it's making. If you can't see any coolant lines that are leaking or cracked, then it's the water pump.
I had a water pump seal start leaking on my 2006 at 30K miles.

Good luck
thank u for your reply I'll have it checked out tomorrow and I'll update us all on what the deal is. I've got 103k miles on here. Never had any issues this is the first. I just hope it's not gonna cost an arm and a legleg at the dealership.
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I'll leave this here, just in case https://www.ebay.com/i/173677405868?chn=ps
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Originally Posted by jimijam View Post
I'll leave this here, just in case https://www.ebay.com/i/173677405868?chn=ps
I just put one of these on my 2012 before this happens. Easy and painless install, I didn't even lose any coolant.
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I just put one of these on my 2012 before this happens. Easy and painless install, I didn't even lose any coolant.
wise move...
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:00 PM
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I'll leave this here, just in case https://www.ebay.com/i/173677405868?chn=ps
Anybody got a link for that one dollar part for less than $21.99? I don't mind paying a little extra for convenience but that's absurd.
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Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post
Anybody got a link for that one dollar part for less than $21.99? I don't mind paying a little extra for convenience but that's absurd.
Aw, c'mon. With that, you get a hose AND free shipping too.
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Wow. Add on the $10 fee for being under $50, and the shipping fee....costs more than the one I linked above. Cheapest is probably getting it at Midnight Auto (not recommended unless you are willing to do the time) or your local store that sells that stuff.

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Originally Posted by jimijam View Post
Wow. Add on the $10 fee for being under $50, and the shipping fee....costs more than the one I linked above. Cheapest is probably getting it at Midnight Auto (not recommended unless you are willing to do the time) or your local store that sells that stuff.
Amazon has the same PN from the same supplier (Dixon) for $12 and prime 2 day free shipping
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:13 PM
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Amazon has the same PN from the same supplier (Dixon) for $12 and prime 2 day free shipping
Nice. If you check the "Other Sellers on Amazon", there is a joint selling for $9.99 with free shipping. Getting closer for a $2 "T".

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Ebay item 331892668702 has 5 for $9.50 shipped.
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