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Old 16th April 2006
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Default coolant hose connector leaking

I just got done changing my water pump (thanks to everyone that gave me advice on that) and now I realize a certain coolant hose connector is leaking water very slowly. However I don't see what is wrong with it.
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http://bfndevelopment.com/cgi-bin/ho...I_937_9171.jpg


Is it missing a clamp? Do I need a new connector?
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I believe the plastic piece is the Restrictor. It may be crumbling due to age, and not sealing properly.

You seem to have all the clamps in place; but it looks like the hoses are original! If so, they could well be the problem; replace them with the less costly (Australian-made) Mackay items from www.eeuroparts.com.
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it does look like you're missing a clamp in http://bfndevelopment.com/cgi-bin/h...dI_937_9170.jpg - but I agree that your hoses look more than a bit tired as well. I'd replace the constrictor - cannot recall which car it was - but I had one fall apart while trying to replace a heater hose - might have been the old (and gone) STS -

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I looked at the catalog of the saabsite, and noticed that his piece looks very much like the heater bypass valve, what do you guys think?
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Yep, it was a heater valve from a 91-94. I guess somebody changed it during the lifetime of the car. I put the new part on and I noticed that the old part had a broken seal.
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