replacing small water pump hose and i am not a robot


Asked by Nov 14, 2015 at 12:41 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 explorer 4.0 sohc the small hose from pump to thermostat in a hurry tired didnt connect while installing pump clearance is crap are braided lines more flexible and can i use one or is there a handy tool i can use to replace the rubber thx

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Kelly Mayo

you can get a good rubber hose to fit in there im sure...


the clearance is half of a blank hair next to impossible unless theres a hose tool i dont know about

Bob Beaman

You may have to remove some parts and do it properly. You sure you are not a robot?


anyone else


thx im gonna go with a bigger hose with good clamps

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this site has alot of masters no mechanics


I believe you are speaking of the hose which has a small bend to it. They are difficult. Having five explorers this is what I do. Place the hose on the thermostat housing first and secure it. Now use some vasoline on the inside of the hole (just a little) and position the hose on the water pump before attaching the housing.

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