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Unread 08-24-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2000 Ford Mustang GT Heater Hose

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I have a 2000 Ford Mustang GT with 103K miles on it. Yesterday I was driving home and the coolant like came on my car. I knew I had to get home, but a mile before my house, it really started heating up so I pulled over. When I opened the hood, I noticed that one of the two hoses that attach to the firewall had blown, and my engine was smoking from evaporating coolant. I was able to add some water and make it home, but now I don't know if I will be able to replace this hose myself or if I need to take it into the repair shop. From what I can tell, it looks like one end of the hose comes out of the firewall, and the other looks like its going into the intake manifold (I guess that is where its going to, I am not much for engines). I have some pictures at the link below. Can someone tell me if this is something I can fix. It looks like a piece of the hose actually stayed on the assembly, and it looks chipped, so it doesn't look like I will just be able to simply slip a new hose onto the bottom part, but maybe I am mistaken...

any help would be appreciated...

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Looks like the flange that the hose fits on is corroded away I can't tell if it is part of the manifold or attached with bolt on componants
but I would say it would be best checked by a service tech to make sure it can be replaced without damaging anything else ..
sometimes when things get corrosion like that other parts can weaken and break if not checked ...
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Take a trip to autozone. You should be able to put the hose back on fairly easily...just make sure you are in a good mood. That way if the hose doesnt act right you wont get mad and break something else.

If all else fails take a couple of gallons of water and limp over to your mechanic
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Ok, so this morning, hit autozone, O'reillys, and advanced autoparts. Each of them didn't have the heater hose in stock, which was ok, since the hose seems to be intact, its the lip,flange, whatever you want to call it that is attached to the intake manifold that seems to be broken. No one knew exactly what the name of the part is. Anyway, I went back home to do some more investigating...that part seems to be attached to intake manifold and can not be separated.

My thought was to put some coolant in it, and drive it over to the repair shop tomorrow, unfortunately, that is not exactly the game plan anymore. I put coolant it... filled it up, turned on the engine...and waited a couple of minutes... I noticed that the coolant reservoir was losing coolant fast. So I looked underneath the car and there was this waterfall of water & coolant leaking from the car. Without knowing much about cars, other than what I learned from my dad back 15 years ago...I am going to take a guess and say its the water pump??

This is going to end up costing me a grand easy I bet :-(
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the plastic coolant nipple located at the right rear of the intake is a common problem for cracking and it's only serviced in the complete intake mainfold as an asbly, if you need help in getting one, lmk
 
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It turned out being the intake manifold that was all messed up. Had that replaced along with various other parts of the cooling system (not including the water pump) and all told cost $1250
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It turned out being the intake manifold that was all messed up. Had that replaced along with various other parts of the cooling system (not including the water pump) and all told cost $1250

WOW, thats more than triple the price if you'd have done it on your own
 
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They replaced more than the intake manifold..I had them replace the hoses, radiator resevoir, sensor, thermostat, basically the whole cooling system execpt the radiator...

Replacing the Intake manifold is way over my skill level... I am comfortable with easy stuff like alternators, power steering pumps.
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i'm going through the same thing right now with my 2000GT, but I'm going for replacing the intake myself (I hope they didnt put another plastic one on yours).
I wanted to redo the gears and pulleys if im gonna be down there anyways, is it possible to replace the water pulley on a 00 with a 01 pulley so i can use 01/newer pulleys?
I have about 126k on the car and kinda hoping to keep it forever, might even blop on some shorty headers. thinking in another 25k i'll redo the heads and cams. either that or hopefully by then a navi engine will be dirt cheap and do a cobra r mod.
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you can replace the water pump pulley on yours wth the 2001 up, but you'll have to make sure you get the right size as 2001 up have two different water pump and pulley combos....now why do you want to use 2001 up pulleys? there is no HP gain from them....
 
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you can replace the water pump pulley on yours wth the 2001 up, but you'll have to make sure you get the right size as 2001 up have two different water pump and pulley combos....now why do you want to use 2001 up pulleys? there is no HP gain from them....
It's not for an HP gain, I'm thinking the pump might be leaking and thought it would be better to put a newer one on.
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It's not for an HP gain, I'm thinking the pump might be leaking and thought it would be better to put a newer one on.

it would be, but just get a NEW pump for a your year, 2000 Mustang Gt and avoid any pit-falls of getting the wrong one or one where you have to buy extra parts.....
 
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Nahh, they replaced mine with one made of cast aluminum. I guess it really doesn't matter though, I doubt that car will make it another 100k. I am only hoping it will last me a couple of more years...
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