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Hose to Coolant Reservoir Leaking

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JCH, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Nov 18, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    JCH

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    Hey guys! Has anyone else had the hose that leads to the coolant reservoir leak a very small amount? Just started on my new 2021. Probably just gonna throw a clamp on it, but wondering what everyone else did, or if anyone had the dealership mess with it. Thanks!

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  2. Nov 18, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    chstaco

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    Haven't noticed this on my 2020. Also haven't really been looking for it. I'd just throw a hose clamp on it like you mentioned.

    Could mention it if you ever go back to the dealer for something else.
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    dil

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    It happens with my 2019. I’ve looked at a few of my friends’ third gens and I’ve seen the same thing. Threw a clamp on mine and I haven’t seen any coolant level changes really.
     
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  4. Nov 18, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    mrkabc

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    My 2017 the same way since new. Noted the antifreeze level hasn't really dropped any in 4 years so I didn't bother with a clamp. Looks ugly though.
     
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  5. Nov 18, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    My 2012 4 cyl does the same thing. I put on a zip tie and it seems to be holding well.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    tacoma04

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    I put a little clamp on mine and no leaks.
     
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  7. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    2000prerunner23

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    My 2018 did this from day one. When you are beating the truck off road it will slash out more (and around the cap). The coolant loss is minuscule.
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:26 PM
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    my second gen did this, I put a tie wrap on it also like tw member po35042 and it never leaked again.
     
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  9. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Stemmy

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    my '13 does this, other than wiping it off once in a while I don't pay much attention to it.
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    This hasn’t happened on my 18 Tacoma yet but it does on my Lexus IS250 and countless other toyota/Lexus models. Normal and nothing to worry about but I suppose you can put a clamp on it.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2020 at 5:14 AM
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    Mine has a hose clamp can send you pic if you want
     
  13. Nov 22, 2020 at 7:11 AM
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    From the factory?
     
  14. Nov 22, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Simply put this is normal and not really an issue.

    I would put a simple zip tie on it and call it a day.
     

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