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Hi All, first post. Looked around before posting, this issue my have come up already, if so please point me in the right direction.

My coolant dumped while idled. Used a pressurizer to pinpoint the leak. Heater hose fitting had a crack in it. This is where the problem comes in:

The replacement hose every auto part store sells is too wide on one end(1/8 of an inch) to fit. Everything I see online is the same part (http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/MC/4672-07012911.html?utm_content=MC&utm_term=1995-2002+Pontiac+Firebird+Heater+Hose+Fitting+Dorman+95-02+Pontiac+Heater+Hose+Fitting+1996+1999&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ff&utm_campaign=PartsGeek+Google+Base&gclid=CLXk_8ngx8gCFZUWHwodr2UP5g) or the aluminum variation of it.

At this point "just shove it in there" won't work; already tried that and the hose ends up mangled.

Any ideas on where to find the exact fit hose..?
 

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Junkyards are the best for the quick fix... however if you want this to be a one-and-done fix and plan on hanging onto the car long term, your going to want to get the whole heater hose assembly. I believe they run $100 to $130, with that you get the fittings and all... problem solved Its not a very difficult job, just gets a little cramped here and there. I would invest in a ratchet wrench wet and some long-nose needle nose pliers... I find that I end up using these tools a whole lot on my Firebird.
 

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wav6644 is right about the heater hose. You could get the assembly for around that price. I bought mien on ebay from a chevy dealer for 120 dollars. There is another option though. You could just get the adapters for the heater hose that connect to the belt tensioner housing. You could then cut off the old ends and use a radiator clamp to hold it down. They sell them on amazon for 12 dollars. cheaper fix. The one thing you will want to think about is how much more life do you think your heater hoses have in general. If they are starting to crack you may want to just get the assembly. If not, you could go with the cheaper fix. I will put a link below for the amazon part that way you can see what i am talking about.

http://www.amazon.com/Camaro-Firebird-Heater-Repair-Fitting/dp/B00FW37WQA

here is the assembly on ebay. you may do some more looking but this is a example

http://www.ebay.com/itm/95-02-3-8L-V6-Camaro-Firebird-Heater-Hose-Kit-Hoses-NEW-GM-/181830723488?hash=item2a55f4a7a0

this is the replacement part for both hoses. if you are going the cheaper route i recommend doing both

http://www.amazon.com/Heater-Repair-Camaro-Firebirds-Hoses/dp/B00FW0SKS2/ref=sr_1_10?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1446038191&sr=1-10

NOTE: a few of the parts are not required with this last link. You would just need the 2 clamps bolts/washers and the two adapters. Also note that the adapters are not the same size. each one has its own spot.
 
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