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How Long Does a Radiator Hose Last?
Your car’s engine needs coolant in order to operate safely. Automobile engines generate a significant amount of heat while operating, and that heat must be removed and limited to a specific temperature...
How to Inspect Car Vacuum Hoses
As you drive your car, your engine draws in massive amounts of air which it then mixes with gas and ignites it to keep the engine running. The vacuum created as a...
How Long Does a Fuel Hose Last?
Having the right amount of fuel in the combustion chamber of a vehicle is essential in making sure a car runs correctly. There are a variety of different components that are in...
How Long Does a Vacuum Hose(s) Last?
Most car owners fail to realize just how important air flow is to the running of their vehicle. Nearly every system on your car requires air flow in order to function properly....
How Long Does an Oil Return Hose Last?
For a driver that is looking for more performance and speed, choosing a car with a turbo system is just what they need. The turbo systems that come with most cars...
How Long Does a Wastegate Hose Last?
Buying a car with a turbo booster is a great way to get the increased horsepower that you are looking for. Just like any other part of the car, the turbo unit...
How Long Does a Surge Tank Hose Last?
Your car’s coolant system is responsible for helping to keep the engine at the correct operating temperature. Overheating can cause serious damage, so coolant is used to absorb heat from the...
How Long Does a Flexible Clutch Hose Last?
Within your vehicle's hydraulic clutch system is a flexible clutch hose. The purpose of this hose is to send fluid to your clutch, and it also works with your clutch salve...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Flexible Clutch Hose
Common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid, and feeling no resistance at the clutch pedal.
How to Replace a Radiator Hose
The radiator hose is an important part of your vehicle’s cooling system. The hose carries the coolant to the radiator, where the fluid is cooled, then back to the engine...
How to Replace a Fuel Hose
The fuel hose goes bad when there are visible leaks under the car or cracks in the hose and when gas vapors are smelled around the car.
How to Replace a Secondary Air Injection Hose
A car's secondary air injection system allows oxygen into the exhaust. If a hose is faulty, a car may have increased emissions and performance issues.
How to Replace a Fuel Return Hose
Fuel is transferred by a return hose which fails when gas is leaking or the carburetor is flooded. You may smell gas if the hose is faulty.
How to Replace an Oil Return Hose on Most Cars
The oil in the engine travels through oil return hoses which fail when there are cracks or bulges on the hoses or oil is leaking from the car.
How to Replace an AC Line
AC hoses are failing if the air conditioning system is not blowing cold air or the air is leaking out of the AC lines.
How to Replace a Car Surge Tank Hose
Replacing a surge tank hose involves working on the coolant system, which can burn you when the engine is hot. Stay safe by waiting for it to cool.
How to Replace a Wastegate Hose
The wastegate hose fails when the Check Engine Light illuminates, the turbo does not produce a boost, or the fuel economy is reduced.
How to Replace a Vacuum Hose
A vacuum hose is failing when the Check Engine Light comes on, the engine does not run smoothly, or the engine loses power and does not start.
How to Replace a Car Air Conditioning (AC) Low Pressure Hose
Car air conditioning (AC) low pressure hoses carry refrigerant back into the compressor to keep providing cold air in a closed loop system.
How to Replace Car Heater Hoses
Car heater hoses move coolant from the engine to the heater core and can overheat and break down if there is a coolant leak.

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Not sure if hose or water pump is the issue. Bad leak spraying coolant on belts. Could it be a hose or water pump?
Water pumps have weep holes, through which coolant can leak if the pump is failing, but those weep holes are are relatively small. Consequently, the leak is more likely due to a fairly large hole, or tear, in a rubber...
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Coolant leak visible from driver side of engine.
Hi there. The leak that you are seeing could be from a coolant hose that is either loose or split. Also the coolant leak could be coming from a core plug (freeze plug). The best way to track a leak...
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The hose that connects the radiator broke apart
Hi there. I'm not 100% certain which hose you are referring to as there are several. Was it one of the smaller hoses near the radiator cap? If it was the small one that connects near the radiator cap, then...
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There's a hose under the top radiator hose that seems to be leaking antifreeze. What hose is that and is it an easy fix?
Hi there. Usually the hose that's directly under the top radiator hose is a return surge tank hose; typically coming from the radiator overflow coolant reservoir. Since winter is coming around soon, the best way to diagnose a coolant leak...
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PCV valve or hose failure?
Hello. The PCV valve regulates the flow of crankcase fumes to the engine to be burned when there is greater pressure in the crankcase than there is in the engine intake - which is most of the time. If the...
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Top water hose gets hot with new thermostat
Hello. This is completely normal operation of the vehicle's cooling system. The top radiator hose should always be warmer than the bottom. As coolant flows through the water pockets in the engine it picks up heat, and it is then...
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I had a leak in my lower radiator hose so I changed it. Now the car won't start now and the Check Engine Light is on.
Hello, lets start with the basics: since the Check Engine Light is on, what problem codes are set? The codes are your friend - will make diagnosis much easier. Do you have spark at the spark plugs while cranking? If...
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I have had to replace a pinched lower coolant pump hose
Hello - if the hose is becoming pinched, it would seem that you are getting an incorrect part, or the engine strut or mounts are deteriorated enough to allow engine twist, distorting the hose. The leak is likely from the...
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The radiator hose burst on my cooling system
Hi there. Hopefully, the engine turned off before other damage was done. I would recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to replace the radiator hose for you and ensure that there was...
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White smoke coming from the water pump out of radiator hose outlet
Hi there. Assuming, proper procedure was followed replacing the head gaskets. The original cause for overheating must of been overlooked. The thermostat stuck closed, the radiator restricted, the radiator cooling fan(s) inoperative. The cylinder head and/or cylinder head gasket issue...
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My new turbo leaking from the bottom exhaust side.
Hi - there are several possibilities for oil coming out of the sump. While the engine is operating, there is considerable pressure inside the crankcase from all the rotating parts thrashing oil around. Worn piston rings, especially on a turbo...
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How long does it take to replace the lower radiator hose on this car? Do you think that $360 is an appropriate amount for the labor to replace this hose?
Sent to CS. Hi there. Replacing a lower radiator hose on your vehicle can take up to 50 minutes at a shop. Most shops will charge for replacing the hose and filling the radiator as 2 separate service times. This...
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Exactly where is my thermostat located?
If you follow the lower radiator hose up toward the engine, that lower hose terminates at the thermostat housing. The housing itself is attached to the engine with three relatively small bolts. If you remove those three bolts and the...
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My mechanic says I need a throttle body with a vacuum hose for my 04 mercury mountaineer. I've found throttle bodies but none of them mention a vacuum hose.
Hi there. The best thing would be to check the throttle body that is currently on the engine. If the throttle body has vacuum hoses to it, then you would need to get a throttle body with a vacuum hose....
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Looking where a hose goes to. It carries water
Hi there. The hose that runs behind the engine that drains water is the drain tube for the air conditioner. This hose is designed to drain off the condensation from the evaporator as the air conditioner is operating. This is...
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What can be causing my van to leak coolant?
Hi there. Check the coolant hoses and see if any hose are loose. If they are loose, then they will need tightened up. Check the coolant reservoir and see if it has a crack or loose hose to it. If...
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Is it possible to screw back on a fuel line if it comes loose?
The fuel line that connects to the fuel tank is a quick disconnect. Either the quick disconnect has failed and come apart, or the fuel line has cracked or broken. If the quick disconnect has come apart, then it may...
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My right front wheel is not breaking
Hi there. It sounds like you have a collapsed hose. This will prevent fluid from getting to or from the caliper and can create real problems. Loosen the line at the caliper and see if brake fluid comes out when...
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What does the PCV valve and hose look like and where are they located?
Hi there. The PCV valve for this particular model is built into the hose assembly. The hose is a larger hose that connects to the intake plenum and runs to the rear valve cover, you can't miss it as it's...
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Hoses Collaped
When the cooling system heats up the coolant expands and the coolant excess pressure is released out the radiator cap into the overflow reservoir. When you shut off the engine the engine will start to cool off and the coolant...

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