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DANVAN
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hear heater lines leaking

Post by DANVAN » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:12 pm

Hello all, my rear heater lines are badly rusted and leaking in 2 places.
Ive decided I just want to disconnect them, what is the best way to do that, or better yet, where is the best location, or is there just a way to shut off coolant to them?
I unplugged the elec wire to the solenoid that I think controls the rear heat, but not sure if that will shut off coolant from going back there.
Thank you
Dan
2000 LS Astro, fully loaded- the daily driver, 2WD, 3.23
1993 B250 Dodge van, fully custom- the weekend driver 5.2, 3.91
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Re: hear heater lines leaking

Post by timelessbeing » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:09 pm

When the rear heat on your dash is switched to off, coolant should not flow into the rear heater core.

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Re: hear heater lines leaking

Post by DANVAN » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:17 am

ok, good to know. The rear heat solenoid is bad, Ive had it bypassed since Ive owned the van, just yesterday, I disconnected it, and the lil drip I had seems to have stopped. I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks
Dan
2000 LS Astro, fully loaded- the daily driver, 2WD, 3.23
1993 B250 Dodge van, fully custom- the weekend driver 5.2, 3.91
and 3 ATV's

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Re: hear heater lines leaking

Post by DANVAN » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:02 pm

replaced the rusted lines with rubber hose today, really wasnt as hard to do as I had thought, took about an hour, and a lot of rust in the face, but at least no more leaks, they were wet in 4 spots.
Dan
2000 LS Astro, fully loaded- the daily driver, 2WD, 3.23
1993 B250 Dodge van, fully custom- the weekend driver 5.2, 3.91
and 3 ATV's

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