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Hello, My gf’s car has had this leak in the heater hose. It causes it to lose coolant over time but only while the car is off. Never overheats when on but leaks out coolant once the car sits. The coolant seems to be coming out of the quick connect fitting attached to the heater hose. Can’t find anything online and my gf doesn’t feel comfortable with us trying to fix it without instructions or guidance. Does anybody happen to know how to remove this fitting? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Quick connects are part of the hose and not a separate part that you can buy. You might want to try a self serve junkyard first before running to the dealer.
 

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Quick connects are part of the hose and not a separate part that you can buy. You might want to try a self serve junkyard first before running to the dealer.
Oh shoot my bad, I totally forgot to include a part bc I was in a rush. I have the replacement heater hose with the quick connect. I had seen that you need to replace the whole hose. I’m more struggling with how to remove the quick connect from the metal hose it connects to. I’m still pretty new to working on your own vehicle. Appreciate the help though
 

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Can you post a pic of the Quick Connect on the new hose?
There are quite a few different types and your previous pic doesn't help
 

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Two Tab Type Fitting

This type of quick-connect fitting (2) is equipped with tabs located on both sides of the fitting (1). These tabs are integral to the hose component. The plastic tabs will remain on the component being serviced after the quick-connect fitting is removed. The O-ring and spacer will remain in the quick-connect fitting. The plastic tab portion should be removed from the component. Special tools are not required for removal.
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1.Squeeze the plastic tabs (1) against the sides of component being serviced with your fingers.

2.Remove the quick-connect fitting from the component.
 

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