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Cooling Problem

My truck is leaking coolant from somewhere and when I parked yesterday I could hear it coming out and dripping on the headers which made it steam up like crazy. Then I noticed this..

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And this seems to be where all the fluid is coming from, but what the heck is this?
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need more pictures so I can tell you.... but others will be able to help you later tonight (work and time zones)
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Heatercore leaking maybe? Isnt that the drip tube?
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looks like a drip tube, i think. You need to give us a bigger picture and some specs would be good too.
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As far as specs its a 2001 V6 3.0
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I'm gonna take a stab and say that is the pass. side lower firewall , and that is the drain for the A/C. If coolant is coming out then there is a leak in the heater core.
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yeah it is. So a good amount of stop leak should make it drive able again until I have the funds to buy a new heater core? I noticed I could smell antifreeze in the cab when the AC was on.
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Stop leak = NO NO
Go to the hardware store and but a hose barb fitting and two clamps , then bypass the heater core 'till you can do it right.
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