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Coolant hose location.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:30 pm
by Alfa89
I have a 1996 164 t spark 4cylinder. Yesterday I noticed my car running hot. Pulled over, coolant reservoir was empty, filled it, a few kms down the road same problem. Managed to get it home. I found the leak, a hose behind the engine that seems to be coming out of the firewall or near it. Does anyone know what I am talking about and if so, what's the best way to access it, it looks extremely difficult to get at. I'll try and get a picture. Any advice would be appreciated! I found the schematic for the cooling system on this site but not sure where it would be in refrence to that.

Re: Coolant hose location.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:51 pm
by Alfa89
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Update.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:06 pm
by Alfa89
It looks like the coolant is coming out of a drainage hose behind the false firewall.... can anyone tell me the best way to remove it? It looks like a bigger of a job.

Re: Coolant hose location.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:22 pm
by AlfaWhiz
Does it get wet on the inside of the car as well, in the passenger's footwell? Have a look at the carpet.

It may be cracked heater core or one of the hoses, but I never did that job myself. You can search for heater core replacement, there were topics here and on AlfaBB as well. Perhaps someone more experienced can add something too.

Re: Coolant hose location.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:11 pm
by Alfa89
I'm starting to think now it is a heater core... Does anyone know how to bypass it for now until I have time to pull everything apart this weekend?

Re: Coolant hose location.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:38 pm
by Alfan
I don't know how far you got with this, but on alfabb.com there is a lot of info on that for the 164.