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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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I am finding it hard to believe that I am getting quoted $460 ford a rear bundle rear section evap system hose.
A problem, in your circumstance, is if you let you the check engine light stay illuminated, by failing to address this EVAP leak, you will not in the future get notice of new issues if they arise. Fault codes will...
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Over heating
A diagnostic would determine the root cause of the overheating. If the coolant level was low, and/or there was trapped air in the cooling passageways, perhaps related to the radiator replacement, those faults themselves can cause overheating. If the coolant...
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I have a 2003 Dodge Durango with a 5.9L. It is trying to run hot. I have replaced the thermostat because it looked like it was leaking there.
Hi there. The coolant would be leaking from the heater hoses. Check the clamps to the heater hose clamps and make sure that they are all tight. If the clamps are tight and the hoses are still leaking, then I...
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Hello. Working on a 2002 Camry. Finished cleaning throttle body assembly and cannot locate where a hose connects to.
Hi there. Look to see what the hose is connected to on your vehicle. Follow the hose to where it makes a connection. Then you would be determined to what it is used for. There could be a vacuum line...
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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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Can I plug the oil cooler hoses. The male piece that connects to them broke off in the hose.
Hi there. The oil cooler is designed to help cool the engine or transmission off. By plugging off the oil cooler lines will cause the engine or transmission to heat up more than normal and could cause the engine or...
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Lost hose below two heater hoses and unable to find proper name for hose to replace it. Can you assist?
Hi there. The hose that you are describing sounds like the heater core by-pass hose. If the hose is short and straight, then it would be the heater by-pass hose. The heater by-pass hose it to by-pass the heating system...
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Missing hose and need help identifying it. Please help.
Hi there. The hose that you are describing sounds like the heater core by-pass hose. If the hose is short and straight, then it would be the heater by-pass hose. The heater by-pass hose it to by-pass the heating system...
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Engine Light On - System Too Lean.
Hi there. Check the mass air flow sensor (MAF) and see if it got unplugged. When the oil change was done, most likely the air filter was checked and the MAF sensor was disturbed. Also, check all of the vacuum...
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My Jaguar XF premium 2011 is heating up. Is that your specialty?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of parts and labor to repair and replace the upper radiator hose on a 2011 Jaguar XF with a V8-5.0L engine.
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Would a cold-air intake benefit my car?
Hi there. You might be better served to contact a Mazda shop locally to seek their advice after they inspect your car. The problem with cold air intakes and aftermarket intake systems and that they often negatively impact the sensors,...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS is leaking water from the back of the engine by the firewall. What is the name of that pipe?
The pipe that connects to the hose on the back of the engine is the supply pipe to the heater core. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your...
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The CHECK FUEL FILL INLET message came on while I was driving down the highway and had not fueled in several days.
Try removing the gas cap and putting it back on. While the gas cap is off, check the seal on the cap and see if there is any cracks or damage to the seal. If the seal is good and...
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Fluid hose comes off transmission to the slave cylinder.
The clutch master cylinder is not relieving the pressure when applied. I recommend bleeding the clutch master cylinder and retest. If the condition continues, then replace the clutch master cylinder. If you need further assistance with your hose blowing off...
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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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