Hello. I just acquired a 2001 Ford Sport Trac 4x4 V6. As I headed up the mountains, I overheated. Turned out my upper radiator hose became loose and I lost my coolant. Anyhow, I have a new hose and new clamp. My issue is getting my hose fully on. I lack about 3/4" for it to be secure and I am unable to even get the clamp on. All because of how crowded it is. Is there a way I can do this without removing the thermostat housing? Yes, I have the correct hose. Unfortunately the photo I took is too large to post. Thanks in advance.