video on 1996 monte carlo video on heater and radiator hoses on or by the fire wall i have a hose busted try to find out which is which

Harold Moore

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 02:51 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my granddaughters hose busted someone stoped to help her took the hoses loose i dont
know how and which way it goes together

1 Answer

John Carson

There should be two different hoses. One goes from the radiator, top, to the engine. The other goes from the engine, bottom, water pump, to the radiator. If you got the correct hoses for the model and make and year car, place the hose next to the water openings and make sure they are clear of any parts, especially moving parts like belts and pulleys. There is a clamp that goes over the hose first to tighten down when the hose is over the tube sticking out of the radiator and engine. If you can get these on and the clamp tightened down, put anti freeze and water mixed according to the anti freeze bottle into the radiator overflow box. At first pour as much as you can into the radiator by removing the radiator cap. This is all done before even trying to start the car. After the radiator is full, make sure the over flow container is also filled to the top line. Replace the radiator cap onto the radiator. Then start the car and let it idle. Check all the hose connections to to engine and radiator and make sure there are no leaks. If there are leaks at the connections, turn off the car and tighten the hose clamps, usually using a screw driver. Flat blade or Phillips head should work. If ther are no leaks, keep an eye on the reservoir and fill as it empties. Keep an eye on the temp gauge also. If it starts to over heat, make sure the over flow reservoir is hooked up to the radiator cap so the coolant can flow back and forth as needed. If no leaks, and it stopped needing coolant, and the car is running in the normal temp range, take the car for a one or two mile drive, keeping an eye on the temp gauge. When returning home, raise the hood and check again for leaks. If none, make sure the coolant level in the reservoir is still normal. If it is, job well done.

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