I recently was replacing a hose going from just under the thermostat to the topside of the water pump in back. The nipple on the topside behind pump snapped while taking the other end of the hose off. is that a threaded nipple or am i screwed and have to replace that whole front piece :( ? Or can I do a somewhat cheap repair to it as I don't have much money to buy a whole new piece? The motor is a 3.3 on a 97 intrepid. Any help in this matter is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you.
this link is to show location as well as you can see where i pulled hose from. i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y523/noremy1/2012-11-21133310.jpg next 2 are of the broken nipple from top and side view. i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y523/noremy1/2012-11-21133302.jpg , i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y523/noremy1/2012-11-21133255.jpg hope these help. sry it was bright outside. lol and i cant post urls till 10 posts later so you'll have to copy and paste em :( only thing missing in the url is the http part. should just be able to past what u got and go
welcome sir....i have a 3.3l myself...i never really looked to see if that nipple was bad or not....parts are considerably weak on the 1st gens from my experience taking things apart.....i took out my whole dash and my grey clip from the dimmer switch broke almost in half and now i have to find where the black wire goes again lol......just so i can help you with this.... let me look at the manual for this part
i sure hope it isnt pressed but if it is im gonna have to replace. hopefully i can find a good junkyard or something that will sell me one for a fair price. i have one near me but he's outrageous in prices. :( i dont suppose i could make it threaded somehow could i?