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Upper radiator hose leak?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bambigular, May 25, 2009.

  1. May 25, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    Bambigular

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    I have had this problem for a while, and search the forums but no answer. I have 04 DC V6, the leak is coming from the upper radiator hose right above the timing belt cover. The coolant accumulates to a small puddle. I just had all the belts, hoses, and water pump replaced a few months ago, it was happening before the change. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. May 25, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    hmm..thats a good one. Mine started leaking, so i replaced the upper hose and it went away. You sure your goose neck(plastic thing where the upper hose is attatched to) isnt cracked? The clamp could be bad also..Did who ever you have do it, replace the hose clamp?
     
  3. May 25, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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  4. May 25, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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  7. May 26, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    Like said above, replace the clamp with a screw type, the spring style calmps are known to fail....
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    ive still got the original on mine after 129,000 miles:confused:
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    I replaced the hose clamp with the screw clamp when I changed the water pump, timing belt a few months ago. I'll take a picture and post it up tomorrow. Thanks tho
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    here's the picture, does any one know what's going on?

    025.jpg
     
  11. May 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    is that a bulge near the bottom at the clamp? might be time to replace the hose and inspect the part where the hose attaches for cracks. I hate to just throw parts at a problem, but there's not much else it could be.
     
  12. May 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Its a new hoses and it was happening before I put the new hose on.
     
  13. May 27, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    did you inspect the flange the hose connects to for cracks? maybe leaking gasket at the bolt on area of flange (if applicable)?

    (these kind of leaks drive me CRAZY!!)
     
  14. May 27, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    loose that hose clamp, and get the regular spring style...Almost 100% that its leaking under that clamp
     
  15. May 27, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    Had a spring clamp before the screw clamp and it leaked.
     
  16. May 27, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    maybe a lower intake manifold leak?
     
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