Help! Hose leaking. - Mitsubishi Forum - Mitsubishi Enthusiast Forums


Eclipse Frequently Asked Question Section This section is only for FAQs, not Q&A. If you have an FAQ reply to submit, contact a moderator or admin.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-25-2014, 12:31 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default Help! Hose leaking.

I went to get an oil and coolant change then the mechanic informed me that my coolant reservoir was MISSING. Sure enough, I looked under the hood and it had been cut off and sealed with a rubber piece and plastic tie. Must have been stolen. I don't know why anyone would steal a coolant reservoir but, hey, crazy world. I had the upper hoses replaced last year so I suspect someone at that shop did the deed. Anyway, I ordered a brand spanking new coolant reservoir and installed it myself. I filled it up and started driving as usual. Then the upper hose leaked from the front clamp to the back clamp. This was the hose I replaced last year. I removed the clamp that hooks to the radiator, jiggied it. I drove it to work and back that night and nothing leaked. This morning I drove it around the block and saw the back of the top hose was leaking rather profusely. Think the hose need to be readjusted or something? There's no heavy coolant smells, no steaming just drip drip from the back of the hose. I would be GRATEFUL for some kind answers! Thanks!

PS: It's 2003 Elipse GT, new water pump, timing belt, been running great, 115,000 miles

Last edited by M.G. Allen; 02-25-2014 at 01:09 AM. Reason: extra info
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northland, NZL
Posts: 1,219
Default

replace it again.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-25-2014, 03:00 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default

The big hose? Think I can do it myself? New clamps, do I need some kind of sealant to hook it to the motor? Or do I just tighten the clamps? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-25-2014, 10:18 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default

I took off the hose. Yep, nice slip on the inside. Think I found the culprit. Got a new one, putting it on tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2014, 02:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northland, NZL
Posts: 1,219
Default

no sealant. Old clamps can probably be re used. Top up your radiator afterwards.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2014, 10:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 200
Default

So what was the result? Does anyone post back?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2014, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northland, NZL
Posts: 1,219
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkeaton View Post
Does anyone post back?
it would be the exception rather than the rule.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Default hoses

All's well. I drove it a little while, top hoses strted leaking a little, then I tightened it. Hasn't leaked since. Just had to let it get hot enough before I tightened everything. The cold weather may have contributed.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 Outlander: Power Steering Pressure Hose Leaking No5 Mitsubishi Outlander 9 05-01-2017 08:59 AM
water hose/heater hose ??? Alex Hernandez Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport 1 11-04-2013 09:13 PM
Power Steering Hose leaking MitJsus Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport 1 11-08-2011 09:01 AM
vacume hose? DixonsGst 2nd Generation 16 10-21-2005 05:52 PM
AC condensation drain hose location Bearwater Mitsubishi Montero & Montero Sport 4 08-22-2005 01:22 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.