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upper radiator hose

I noticed the overflow was a little low today and had the time to diagnose why. The thermostat housing looked wet so that's where I started. I've read all the threads about the housing leaking and figured that was what I would be facing. But when I grabbed the hose clamp by hand and it moved I found out I might be facing a simpler fix. Come to find out that clamp was completely busted:



I put some pretty good gouges in the hose prying the old clamp off, but found out O'Rielly stocks the longer hose that routes around the serpentine belt. It is supposed to be at the store by 5:00 so hopefully no real down time with this little can 'o worms I opened today.
 
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Good catch. Glad you found the busted clamp before letting loose and stranding you on the side of the road. The hose that routes around the serp belt is great.
 
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Good catch. I changed that oem clamp with a worm gear clamp.
 
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Well I got the hose, more coolant and a new clamp. Got everything buttoned up and went for a test drive. I reached operating temp and so far it's dry as a bone.

The hose is a Gates #22433. Made in the USA and $15 before tax. Fits good and I'm happy it's not tying up the serpentine belt any more.



 
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Looks good and thanks for posting the part number..
 
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I am glad you caught it before it let you know there was a problem. Thanks for the part number.
 
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Don't forget to get the clamp to go around the hose and anchor it down away from the serpentine belt.

 
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Don't forget to get the clamp to go around the hose and anchor it down away from the serpentine belt.
Good call, thanks for that. I actually zip tied it after I took the picture.
 
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reps sent...good catch...thnx 4 the info...
 
 
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