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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 if 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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How do you keep an engine from cracking in cold weather without a radiator?
Hi there. The best thing to do is remove the radiator cap to the radiator and try to untwist the lower radiator hose if you can. If you cannot untwist the hose and the coolant is full or if there...
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Brake hose instructions states that hose must be straightened and left in warm area before installation. How important is this.
As long as the length is correct, and the ends on the hose match those that are being replaced, it really should not be a big deal. If the hose is installed and won't be driven for a week anyway,...
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Power steering pressure line replacement.
If you are having trouble lining up the pressure hose to the power steering pump, then try removing the bolts that secure the pump to make the pump loose and then put on the hose. Then you can draw the...
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My belt and pulley fell off. What would cause this? Also, there is Green fluid leaking from front driver side.
The idler pulley or tensioner pulley may have seized up causing the pulley and belt to come off the engine. When these parts come off with the engine running, depending on how fast the engine was running (how high the...
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What is the name of the hose that is on the top of the fuel filter that it's connected to?
The inline fuel filter has 3 lines all combined in the area. The supply hose is connected to the fuel filter. The return hose is connected to the top of the fuel tank. The vapor return hose is connected to...
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How to install coolant bypass hose? 1989 Dodge RAM 50
Hi - replacing the bypass hose on this engine requires removal of the engine fan and fan shroud, alternator (disconnect battery, and roll alternator to the rear while leaving wires connected), and the AC compressor (unbolt from mounts and swing...
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I rebuilt my 95 chevy 350. It has all new sensors, water pump, radiator, clutch fan assembly, and thermostat. The top hose is cold
First check to see that the cooling system is full of coolant. If the radiator is full, then check your thermostat to see if its installed upside down. If a thermostat is installed upside down, the coolant temperature will not...
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How to fix vacuum hose leaks
Toyota vends metric vacuum hose and it is best to buy vacuum hose from Toyota. Toyota sells the hose bulk and in various lengths. The only things to be mindful of are to make the correct connections (i.e., don't connect...
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Gas pump continuously shuts off when filling up tank.
The vent hose on the fuel tank to the fuel filler neck is plugged up and is not allowing the air (fumes) to cycle through the system as the fuel is being poured. To verify this, the next time you...
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Overheated and car is cool now. It cranks when I turn the key but does not want to start.
Look around the engine compartment to see where the leak is coming from when you fill up the radiator with coolant / water. Check the radiator, water pump, freeze plugs on the engine, all of the coolant hoses. If you...
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Missing IAC valve vacuum line.
The IAC (Idle Air Control) valve is required to have a vacuum line on it to work the engine properly. The line from the carbon box filter is supposed to be hooked to it, but it may be damaged. Take...
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When I put gas in, after a few seconds it spits it back out.
Hi there. The fuel vent hose on the fuel filler neck is plugged and not allowing the fuel to vent as the tank is filled up. You may have to remove the rubber hose to the tank and take a...
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Air shock lines are not hooking back up on the new air shocks upon replacement
Either the lines need new fittings to match the fittings on the air shocks or the air shocks are the wrong style for your vehicle and need swapped out for the correct design. If you need further assistance with your...
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I have a Toyota Venza. Are my Brake lines connected to my rotors?
The brake lines are connected to the brake calipers not the rotors. If you are hearing a noise from the rotor area when the brakes are applied, then there could be an issue with the rotors being too thin or...
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installing a upper radiator hose, about an inch down the piece you slide the hose over has a raised lip, do i slide hose over lip
Hello, thank you for writing in. Correct, you want to place the hose clamp between the two raised lips. If the hose will willfully go over the second lip, that is fine. The goal is to have the hose beyond...
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Where is my coolant going? My car keeps overheating and blowing cold air. The temperature rises when stopped and drops when accelerating.
Look everywhere around the engine and see if there is a split hose or loose hose clamp. If the hoses and clamps are in good shape and tight, then check the core plugs (freeze plugs) and see if there is...
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Filling up at the gas station.
The issue is the purge vent hose on the fuel filler neck is either leaking or it is plugged up causing the fuel system to vapor lock making the fuel not flow into the fuel tank properly. Check the hose...
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My 98 Jeep Cherokee Laredo smokes only when stopped, and antifreeze comes out but, doesn't overheat.
Check the radiator inlet, the core, and the upper radiator hose. Look to see where the leak is coming from and see if its repairable. It could be a hose clamp that is loose, a hose that is split, or...
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Radiator / heater core issues 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - these two unfortunate events are probably only related in the sense that they are both caused by advanced mileage and age. New radiators utilize plastic end tanks that are crimp-sealed onto an aluminum fin section. The plastic in...
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My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.
The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...

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