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96 MX-6 V6 I have a coolant leak in the plastic piece that connects to the thermostat housing. It looks like a check valve (about 3" long) and a medium size hose connects to it. It appears to be cracked but I will know for sure when I can figure out how to disconnect it from the thermostat housing - its some kind of barbed collet mechanism that does not seem to have a good way to release it and it appears that it could be easily broken trying to pry it loose.
Anyone know what this piece is and how best to remove it without breaking it?
Many thanks!
 

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I had the same issue when i swaped out my engine.
If it is leaking its faulty. Find a new one and you might have to break it off (I had to on my old one).
For some reason mind didnt want to release either, probably b/c of age im guessing.
 

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Here is the offending fitting. It is not a check valve - just a fast way for the factory to hook up this hose. Mine broke in two easily. The hose that attaches here can be reattached to the metal tube that comes out of the thermostat housing without any further parts except a good worm gear hose clamp. Leak problem solved!
 
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