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Old 12-02-2010, 01:37 PM
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how to change lower radiator hose?

How do you get the radiator end of the hose lose on a 2000 exp?
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:44 PM
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Are you using a hose clamp tool? They help, or are you trying to get the tranny cooler line off?
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:03 PM
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Are you using a hose clamp tool? They help, or are you trying to get the tranny cooler line off?
So are you just spamming this forum? I have just read three of your responses in three different threads and you have been no help at all. Do you have any idea what you are talking about or are you just trying to sell people repair manuals? I am thinking it is the latter.
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How do you get the radiator end of the hose lose on a 2000 exp?
The lower radiator hose at the radiator is tricky because it has some sort of spring-loaded connector if I remember correctly. There is a warning label that mentions it. What I did was cut the lower hose off with a razor blade knife (because I was replacing the hose anyway). Once I did that, you should be able to see the ring that is under tension on the radiator. Instead of cutting it off, I put Vaseline on the inside of the hose and slid it on over the ring. It took some muscle to do it, but the new hose finally went on. Tightened down with a screw-type radiator hose clamp and whoa-la. No leaks. Hope this helps.
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How do you get the radiator end of the hose lose on a 2000 exp?
There's a little metal tab that you have to bend out, then turn the hose 45 degrees CCW, and then pull your arm off (it's a real bear). It helps significantly by giving you a lot of working room if you first remove the plastic shroud out of the driver's wheel well.
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He's a site sponsor so he's allowed to.
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Now I have the tab bent in and I can't get the hose to turn. Maybe I BENT IT THE WRONG WAY I bent it in so its even with the hose it looks like it should turn but its not moveing
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lower rad hose

just cut it off
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Now I have the tab bent in and I can't get the hose to turn.
There is a notch in the metal ring down there for the tab to fit into. If the tab is in the notch then the hose WILL NOT turn. You have to bend the tab away from the radiator so that it is NOT in the notch.
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I bent the metal tab back to the hose still wouldn't move. So I took a screwdriver and tap it with a small hammer moved it till it got around where I couldn't reach the notch on the end still couldn't move it by hand. Ended up cuting the hose off near that band at the end then I gentle bent the four metal tabs up that was in the hose finally it come off. What a pita. Thanks for all the replys
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removing lower radiator hose-just cut it off

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