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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 much does it cost to replace the coolant lines and the upper/lower oil pan gasket?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace the coolant hoses by the turbo and the engine oil pan gasket.
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Replacing underbody A.C.coolant hoses
Hello. I would need to know what kind of vehicle this is to be able to provide more information. Typically a leak in the rear of the vehicle can be a failure in the hose or in the rear heater...
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How many psi does the power steering hose withstand
Two types of hose are used in power steering applications, a low pressure hose for the return (to reservoir) fluid and a high pressure hose for pump discharge. Low pressure hose is generally rated at 400 PSI and operates at...
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Went in for an oil change and came out with a non working car.
Hi there. First check the ECM (computer) for any codes that could be store as the check engine light came on. Before blaming any location for the vehicle's running condition, check to see what codes are stored to have a...
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Shop says my coolant system hoses need to be replaced immediately. What does that mean? 2010 Chrysler 300
Hi there - your shop may be legitimately looking out for you by warning that your radiator/coolant hoses need replacement. They do "age" with both heat cycles (hot/cold/hot/cold) and time - ozone in the air damages all rubber over time....
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How do I thaw out the water in my radiator reservoir. I was unaware of the problem with this car until recently, upper hose.
You will need to pour hot water into the overflow bottle until the water can be drained out and replaced with a 50/50 coolant mix after the hoses are fixed and engine has fresh coolant in it. If you had...
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Lower t fited radiator aftermarket hose on 2004 ford crown vic.
The Ford special hose for the lower radiator hose on this engine is going to be the best bet to stop the leaking you are having with the aftermarket one. The aftermarket one is very common to get leaks at...
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Question about rubber
Replacement of all the engine belts and hoses if used in extreme heat and dry conditions it would be my recommendation to replace them every 3 to 4 years. This way they would stay fresh and not cause any break...
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I do not know where my brake booster vacuum line connects to my engine.
The HHR comes with two different motor options, so this complicates my answer a bit. Either way, the best method is to follow the hose at the brake vacuum booster to where it connects on the motor. Even better, simply...
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It this a complete flush: Radiator, heating core, water pump.
Hi there. When performing a coolant flush, drain the coolant from the radiator and out of the lower radiator hose. Then remove the heater core hoses and drain out the coolant from the hoses. Remove the upper radiator hose and...
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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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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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Vaccum hose
Anytime a vacuum breaks the best way to replace them is to use the same size new hose and cut to length. Remove one end at a time and connect the new hose.
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power steering is leaking / I have the pump/ pressure hose / belt
Any rubber component on a vehicle system is typically leak prone after about a 6 year lifetime particularly, for example, if you break the seal that a rubber hose in a power steering system makes to a nipple (on pump...
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Car running hot
If the vehicle was not overheating prior to the replacement of the water pump, there are two obvious possibilities: when adding coolant back to the system, all air was not purged from the cooling system; and/or, the water pump doesn't...
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I have no heat.
If a coolant hose is disconnected you can't run the engine to determine whether coolant flowed or will flow. Often, after a cooling system is drained, if there is no heat, what has happened is air has gotten trapped in...
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While driving, I heard loud squeaking noise. I pulled over and saw white smoke and pink coolant all over the ground. what is this?
Some of the coolant has come out of the engine, of course, because there is a leak. Your mention of a loud squeaking noise makes me think water pump, as in seized water pump, however there are other possibilities so...

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