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Q: How to install the bottom radiator hose onto the radiator. It has a metal fitting and won't stay on properly.

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Metal fitting on hose will not allow the hose to properly stay on the radiator

My car has 155555 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. The lower hose has a twist lock that holds on the lower hose and the radiator outlet has two O-rings. Sometimes the hose will not lock well once removed and most mechanics recommend replacing the hose with a new one any time the hose needs to be disconnected. If you need help with the radiator hose installation, a technician from YourMechanic can assist or simply perform the installation for you.

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