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Rad Hose keeps leaking - is this normal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Simon's Mom, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    This may sound like a stupid question but I have never seen this in anything else I have driven/drive. Short story.

    Over a year ago had to have radiator replace due to a huge gouge in it, long story.
    A month or so noticed loosing coolant & notice upper hose hose seeping/ crystalization, brought it back for diagnosis.
    Dealer replaced clamp, says if keeps leaking to replace hose.
    Kept leaking. In Feb Dealer replaced hose. Said corrosion & debris made the old one leak.
    Now 2 months later it looks just like the old one, keep adding coolant.

    I am not driving it today to my mom's for I do not trust it on a long trip.
    Will call dealer tomorrow.
    Why do you guys think it keeps leaking? I do not want to get bamboozled by the dealer. :rolleyes:
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  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Judy, I'm thinking maybe the tech that replaced the radiator hose didn't take the time to clean the gooseneck. The caked up anti freeze might be causing a bad seal on the new hose.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    BWro

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    The neck is mostly likely corroded. Clean it up or Best bet is to replace the neck. I see this often on all makes and models
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    I'm wondering why they didn't replace the upper hose clamp when they did this work. I know it's not leaking at the top but I would have still replaced the clamp.

    It almost makes me wonder if they actually replaced the hose.
     
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