1998 F150 Heater Core Hose Replacement
What a topic for a first post.
In my 98 F150 4.6L, I have a small coolant leak coming from the lower passenger side firewall. I've been smelling pancake syrup for the last couple of days. There was no puddle or drip on the driveway so I don't think in its present form it's bad...but these issues never get better.
Anyway, I don't have any coolant leaks inside the cab, no steamy windows, no smell, nothing.
So, could this leak most likely be attributed to leaky O-ring/nylon spacer setup in the heater hose quick disconnects or a bad heater hose itself ?
Looking at the hoses next to the firewall, it looks tight. Does anyone know if these O-rings or hoses can be replaced without removing the intake? I don't think it's a leaky bypass hose as there is no coolant in the intake valley.
For future 1997-2003 heater related searches,
Ford Part #s
Heater core F65Z-18476AA
Heater supply hose XL3Z-18472AB
Heater return hose F65Z-18472BBB
5/8ths O-ring quick connects E69Z-18D434B