Melanie Reiff
Updated on Aug 11, 2022
If your engine is overheating or you notice leaking coolant liquid, you may need a car heater hose replacement.
Your heating system is crucial to your vehicle’s longevity and ignoring these types of problems can cause serious engine damage. If you suspect an issue with your car heater hose, contact a mechanic right away to have the issue diagnosed and fixed.
The car insurance super app Jerry is dedicated to making sure you’re prepared for any situation on the road. Continue reading for everything you need to know about replacing your car’s heater hose.
The exact cost varies between different Mitsubishi models. For example, newer vehicle models are usually made with more expensive materials, so recent or high-end models will cost more, especially if your service requires a part replacement. Use the table below to estimate the cost for your own vehicle.
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2004
Mitsubishi 
Diamante
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h
2021
Mitsubishi 
Outlander PHEV
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h
1987
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h
1989
Mitsubishi 
Starion
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h
1989
Mitsubishi 
Sigma
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h
1989
Mitsubishi 
Montero
$187.76$100.04$87.72$217.761.46h

What is a car heater hose replacement?

A car heater hose replacement involves a mechanic removing a leaking or otherwise dysfunctional heater hose and installing a new one.
There are a few key signs that indicate you may need a heater hose replacement:
  • Dashboard alerts that your engine is overheating
  • **Leaking coolant **from the heater hose
  • Coolant pooling under your vehicle
If you notice these issues, bring your car to the mechanic immediately for inspection and servicing.

How important is replacing your car heater hose?

Never ignore a car heating problem.
Your car heater hose is responsible for the transportation of coolant throughout the engine, which prevents it from overheating.
The car heater hose also helps transfer excess heat from the engine compartment into your vehicle to keep you nice and toasty on those chilly days. The remaining heat is passed through the heater hoses and into the radiator, which dispenses the heat outside the vehicle.
Ignoring signs of a problem can lead to more serious (and expensive) issues, such as a cracked engine block.

How to replace a car heater hose

After your mechanic identifies the heater hose as the source of your car’s engine overheating, they will perform the following steps:
  • Open and secure the hood to prepare for service
  • Drain excess coolant from the heater hose
  • Install new heater hose
  • Refill coolant, start the engine
  • Check for leaks and observe engine temperature
  • Complete service and get you back on the road

Why you need good car insurance

You protect your car with regular maintenance, so why not ensure you have great car insurance, too? With Jerry, finding an affordable policy is as easy as downloading the app and entering a few simple details.
Jerry compares rates from more than 50 insurers to find you the best deals. When you find a policy you like, Jerry handles all the paperwork and phone calls to get you set up.
And if you’re worried about a broken heater hose leaving you stuck, you can even add roadside assistance for extra peace of mind!
Keep in mind that your location is another factor that determines the final cost of repairs. Areas with higher cost of living will usually have more expensive car repair services, especially if there’s less local competition. Check out the table below for an estimate of what Mitsubishi drivers pay in different cities.
CityCarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
Dublin
PA
1987
$252.56$100.04$152.52$282.561.46h
Thornton
PA
1989
Mitsubishi 
Sigma
$278.15$100.04$178.11$308.151.46h
2007
Mitsubishi 
Raider
$291.48$100.04$191.44$321.481.46h
1989
Mitsubishi 
Starion
$268.16$100.04$168.12$298.161.46h
2016
Mitsubishi 
Outlander Sport
$267.96$100.04$167.92$297.961.46h
2020
$293.86$100.04$193.82$323.861.46h
2011
Mitsubishi 
Galant
$271.94$100.04$171.9$301.941.46h
1992
Mitsubishi 
Eclipse
$271.82$100.04$171.78$301.821.46h
1989
Mitsubishi 
Montero
$281.67$100.04$181.63$311.671.46h
2021
Mitsubishi 
Outlander PHEV
$258.66$100.04$158.62$288.661.46h
Jerry doesn’t just offer fair price repair estimates for Mitsubishi drivers! Our team of writers has collected everything you need to know for every car. Here’s how much the repair costs for some popular cars:
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2013
$125.9$59.9$66$143.861.1h
1966
Jeep 
CJ6A
$208.72$94.72$114$237.121.9h
2009
Chevrolet 
Uplander
$308.5$98.5$210$338.033.5h
2016
Ford 
Fusion
$355.4$241.4$114$427.811.9h
2013
$125.9$59.9$66$143.861.1h
1966
Jeep 
CJ6A
$208.72$94.72$114$237.121.9h
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