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Hubby found a leak on my car yesterday. Its kinda hard to explain. the pipe that runs on the back of the fire wall, fromt he heater core to the engine. he wants to cut the pipe, bypass it and rehook it up with a hose. we looked all over the ford site and i guess they don't make that part anymore.

will this work. by cutting the pipe and then bypassing the leak and reattaching it to the pipe again?
 

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If he is just cutting out the damaged part of the pipe and replacing it with heater hose,I see nothing wrong with that repair.Justmake sure the hose doesn't sag and get damaged or you'll be in the same predicament.
 

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I think you are referring to the heater bypass hose. I am sure that is still available from a ford dealer.
 

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If it is around a 99 model taurus, the part your looking for is a F6DZ18B402AA and it is available just about everywhere. I sell about 1 a month. They run close to $100.00
 

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Had the same issue with my 2001, but mine was rusted just in the elbow of to connection pipes. So I couldn't do the bypass method. Glad it worked out for you, but keep an eye on those tubes rot like crazy.
 

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Yeah, I had to replace that same tubing on my 2000 Taurus when I had it. Hope the tubing works for you, mine was rusted too much. I recommend looking over all your tubing real well. If there was one tiny rust hole, there is another one that's gonna be showing up real soon. I would go to the dealer (only place that had it) and pick one up when I had the chance.
 
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