Chevy SSR Heater Hose Fix

If you own a 2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR chances are that at some point the plastic coupling on your heater hose will break. With a replacement hose hard to come by and quite expensive, replacing the junction with a brass insert will save you time and money. Plus, it’ll give you the peace of mind that it won’t fail again. Follow along our how-to guide and get your SSR cooling in no time. 

 

Parts for this DIY:

  • New 3-Way Brass Tee (3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″)
  • Two new 1″ Worm Gear Hose Clamps

 

Tools You’ll Need:

  • A Screwdriver Set
  • An Adjustable Plier

 

Chevy SSR Heater Hose How-To Guide:

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Step One:
Locate the heater hose junction. It can be found on the passenger side of the engine compartment below the overflow tank.
Step Two:
If the plastic tee is cracked it should be evident.
Step Three:
The plastic will become brittle from the heat and break easily.
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Step Four:
Remove all the portions of the hose as possible.
Step Five:
Press the old tee with a pair of pliers to crack it into smaller pieces.
Step Six:
Remove the smaller pieces leaving just the hose.
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Step Seven:
Prepare your new brass tee and worm clamps.
Step Eight:
Install the clamps and tee, then securely tighten.

 

 

Potential Savings from Used Parts:

You shouldn’t really be purchasing used clamps, hoses or tee’. However, if you are interested in maintaining strictly OEM parts on your SSR, then you might have to pickup a used unit. SSR parts tend to be difficult to find, but if there are any used hoses on the market they’ll be listed below. 

Dayco Heater Hose - 2005-2006 Chevrolet SSR - Heater To Pipe-2 HVAC Radiator ql

$18.24
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Dayco Heater Hose - 2006 Chevrolet SSR - Heater Inlet HVAC Radiator Coolant gd

$12.44
End Date: Friday Jan-12-2018 16:49:21 PST
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