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Replacing upper radiator hose/clamp

Thread in 'Help Forum' started by Monica, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Monica

    Monica Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    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.
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    You dont have to remove the t-stat housing. Put the clamp on loose turned the direction you need it. Use a little grease on the inside of the hose. Should be able to push it all the way on.
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    You might want to put a new radiator cap on also. Might of had a pressure build up. Thae cap might not have relieved and that is why the hose blew off.
     
  4. Monica

    Monica Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Thanks. But got it all taken care of. It was tough, but all is good now. Made sure clamp is now has easy access. Flushed out radiator as well and new coolant too. I am a happy gal Next on my list is to remove driver's door panel to see why it Sometimes locks and sometimes it doesn't. Thanks again. Oh BTW radiator cap is now perfect
     
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    Salty 59 Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Keep an eye on your thermostat housing :(
     

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