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Q: Replace metal heater lines with rubber??

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Can you replace your metal heater lines with rubber lines and steel flared splices??

My car has 119000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. I suppose you could as long as the h...

Hello. I suppose you could as long as the hoses and your splices seal reliably and the components you use are resistant to corrosion. The modification would be custom, however, as long as those conditions are met it should work.

If your vehicle requires new metal lines they can probably be found aftermarket or through a dealership. These components would be the most reliable and will provide a direct fit.

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