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Peter Bagley, Toyota mastertech
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I have a water leak behind the engine. It's hard to see but

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Hi, I have a water leak behind the engine. It's hard to see but it looks like there is a small plastic wye connection where two hoses are connected.
JA: What part of the car is the leak coming from? And are you sure it's water?
Customer: It's hard to see but yes, I am sure it's water. It's not coming from the A/C outlet hose though, but close to that area.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: It's a Kia Sorento 2004 EX 4WD 3.5 Gas Engine.
JA: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have not brought it to the shop yet. I'm basically a DIY person so I'm trying to see first if I can fix this one.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, that's basically it. Been searching the internet how that part is called but nothing so far.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It could be this: Kia Sorento Heater Coolant Water Hose Outlet 97312-3E000.I'm not sure, though, if this part is the one located near the firewall (middle area) and can only be seen (barely) from the underside of the vehicle.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. I value your input to my questions so I may help you better.Are you sure it's just water and not any other fluid?put something under the car to catch it this will also shw where it is coming from roughly.Let me know so we can continue.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm sure it is water.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

Thanx for that info. have you been using the A/C lately

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 6 months ago.

Hello just checking in to see if you require further help?