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Hello, I have a 99 Millenia that overheated and wont hold antifreeze in the radiator. After inspecting it last night we noticed a rubber plug that was cracked on the bottom left hand corner of the radiator. It makes no sense to have a plug on a radiator as it seems it would restrict airflow. Its blew every hose and it seems this would be the issue. Am I right and is there a hose that belongs there or do I need to replace this plug? Thanks, Joel
Im sorry there was a cracked rubber cap with a hose clamp around it that was directly behind the oil filter on the engine block. Is this factory and does it just need replaced or is there a hose that should be there? Yes as soon as you poor anti freeze or water it leaks directly out of this nipple.
Yes this is the hose I was refering to. Thanks for the link and your help. Ill go pick up another cap tomorrow and replace it and hopefully this is the last of the overheating issues that Ive been having. The cap didnt seem dry rotted like the hoses that I had to replace though. Ive also replaced the thermostat and the radiator looks to be in great shape so Im kinda puzzled on how this cap also cracked.