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LEAK UNDER PLASTIC OVERFLOW TANK ON MY 2006 DTS. REMOVED

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LEAK UNDER PLASTIC OVERFLOW TANK ON MY 2006 DTS. REMOVED TANK BUT CANNOT DETACH HOSE CONNECTION ON BOTTOM SIDE OF TANK. I NEED TO FIND OUT IF ITS THE HOSE LEAKING OR THE TANK HAS A CRACK. HOW D0 YOU RELEASE THE ODD LOOKING HOSE CONNECTION?
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: LOCAL DRIVING. HOSES ARE 2006 OEM. I
JA: What is the model of your '06 Cadillac?
Customer: DTS. I NEED TO GET THE TANK OUT TO INSPECT THE BOTTOM. PROBLEM IS DISCONNECT THE LOWER HOSE CONNECTION.
JA: Are you fixing your DTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: HOW MANY TIMES MUST I RESTATE THE PROBLEM?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

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The hose on the bottom part of the surge tank has a 'quick' connect on it. There is a tool that releases it on the inside so that it will come off. Normally they come in a set with various sizes. Please see attached diagram, the flatter ones will fit it, thanks