One of my radiator hoses blew of how do I replace it

Asked by Dec 14, 2015 at 02:01 PM about the 1997 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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First drain the coolant into a bucket - there should be a drain on the bottom of the radiator. There will be a hose clamp on each end of the hose. You will need a screw driver or a good pair of pliers depending on what type of clamp you have. Loosen the clamps up, remove the old hose and clamp the new hose on. I would replace both the upper and lower hoses while you are at it. Refill the radiator with new coolant when you are done.

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Don't forget to bleed the air out of the system, aka "burp" the radiator. Since you'll be replacing lost coolant anyhow, this is also a good time to replace the thermostat, and check the thermostat housing for hairline cracks.

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An engine/radiator flush would also me recommended.

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