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Broken radiator pipe

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Old 12-16-2018, 08:46 AM
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Default Broken radiator pipe

Hello
can you please advise me on the name of the broken pipe is please?
also is this an easy fix?
thanks in advance

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Old 12-16-2018, 08:47 AM
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Here is the other end

Photo of broken pipe
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:48 AM
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Pt crusier 2002 model
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:16 AM
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I should of said itís connected to the radiator...
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:13 AM
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You need a new A/C condenser.
The broken pipe connects not to the vehicles cooling system, but is part of the vehicles A/C system.
It needs to be replaced, along with the drier, since you always replace the drier, when the A/C system has been opened and exposed to the environment.
Then the system needs to be recharged with R-134 refrigerant.
It's going to cost a few hundred bucks to fix it, unless you can do the work yourself, then it will be a couple hundred bucks, maybe slightly less.
You should have no trouble driving the car as it is, but you will have no A/C.
If the broken pipe is simply connected to the condenser, then you may be able to just replace the drier and that hose/pipe, and then recharge the system.
A/C condenser $50+/-
Drier $20+/-
Refrigerant $40+/-
A/C hose?
 

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Old 12-16-2018, 12:57 PM
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P.S. Also. replace the radiator hose in the first picture. The bulge in it is a warning sign that it will soon fail.
If it has not already, because the surrounding area looks to be wet with coolant.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:21 PM
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Many thanks for your reply. I believe that the hose your are taking about has gone already as there is no coolant in the reservoir.
So basicay I can drive the car no problem as long as I replace the radiator hose.
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Make sure that the broken pipe is no where near the new hose when it is installed.
The hose can swell up as pressure builds up, and cause the hose to be damaged by that pipe if they make contact.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:10 PM
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Thanks very much for your help... can I ask one question? Is it an easy fix from underneath the car? Or would I have to remove the bumper etc?
Itís my girlfriends car and I havenít attachly seen it in person as yet. The photoís was sent to me.
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Clint.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:14 PM
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The first video shows what needs to be removed to get access to the condenser.
The condenser is right there in front of the radiator. It looks like it is part of the radiator, but it is separate.
The second shows a basic condenser replacement.

 

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