Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steel hose leaking antifreeze - 1992 Plymouth Acclaim V6

asked by on

I wondered what the steel hose is between the block and the lower radiator hose in my car. Is it part of the heating system? I’m looking for the part because it’s leaking antifreeze. Do you have any ideas?

A: Hi there, thanks for your question. If the ...

Hi there, thanks for your question. If the pipe is leaking coolant, it must be some type of cooler line or coolant bypass hose. There are several terms for these and it can be confusing finding the right parts. Sometimes the associates at auto part stores will be able to pull up a system diagram and find the right part. If you’d like to have this checked for you, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect the coolant leak and make the correct repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Radiator is leaking

Hello. When a radiator is leaking, it is an issue which requires immediate attention. If you continue to drive under this condition, you will be running the risk of damaging other cooling system parts and ultimately, this could become very...

Q: Major Leak of power steering fluid

Hello...it sounds like you have a loose or faulty hose connection. Of course, it is also possible that a coincidental leak developed, for instance in a rusted steel tube on the return side, at the same time that you were...

Q: Exhaust problems

Hi there. Thanks for writing in about your 1997 Honda Accord. The issue you're describing sounds more like an exhaust leak closer to the engine as opposed to the catalytic converter. When an engine misfires or dies and your exhaust...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.