i have a antifreeze leak at a "Y" connection coming off the upper radiator hose on the left side off my 2008 grand caravan SE 3.3L. what is the "Y" connector called?
Model: grand caravan
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hello, this is called the heater bypass tube
yeah it splits into 2 smaller hoses that are wrapped in aluminum
is it difficult to remove and how does it disconnect? I fiddled with it for a few minutes, but i wasnt quite sure how it diconnected.
it should be held together by hose clamps -- and disconnection should be straight forward
it looks like plastic ends at the 3 connections. Almost like they lock together somehow.
where do the three connections go to
The "Y" connection comes out just behind the distributor cap. At the Y, the upper hose goes up a little and then into the firewall on the drivers side. the bottom hose coming off the Y connects with a smaller aluminum tube that follows to the passanger side against the firewall the shoots down and back underneathe the van.
ok-- this van has rear heat -- that valve is held together with quick connect fittings--
yeah thats what it looks like. how does it disconnect at the split and do i have to visit a dodge dealer for this part or can i buy it aftermarket? Also what can i expect to pay for the part, and is it def. called "heather bypass tube."
this part is called the rear heater diverter valve-- and the clip pulls out at the end of each connection
this part cost $120 and is a dealer part
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