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Unread 07-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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What hose is this and how hard will it be to fix?

Hey guys yesterday I pulled into my drive way and saw white smoke coming from the hood. I popped the hood and saw the top hose running along the left side of the motor had blown. What hose is this and what do I do to fix it. Please leave comments , thank youu.

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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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It's a heater hose. It goes from your t-stat to your heater core. It's easy as buying the hose, removing the clamps, replacing the hose, topping off your coolant.

The hardest part is BUYING the hose. You can buy bulk hose, but easier to use the pre molded hose, it's plug n' play. I'd replace both of them and give the other cooling hoses a good inspection too. Usually when stuff like this breaks, it's a wake-up call to do some maintenance. If this is a picture of YOUR engine, maybe a good cleaning too. Makes it easier to find stuff and/or other potential maintenance problems Just my two cents'.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Ok thank youu , I appreciate it
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And...get the proper CCV fitting for your valve cover. LOL

Available at O'reilly and other parts stores. Dorman part I think.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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It's a heater hose. It goes from your t-stat to your heater core. It's easy as buying the hose, removing the clamps, replacing the hose, topping off your coolant.

The hardest part is BUYING the hose. You can buy bulk hose, but easier to use the pre molded hose, it's plug n' play. I'd replace both of them and give the other cooling hoses a good inspection too.
I would go one step further. Given that the hose blew, it did so because it was soft and old. I would be willing to bet that the others are in the same condition. And I would also be willing to bet if they are in that same condition, the coolant has not been flushed/changed in some time.

Assuming all of that is true, and coolant flush/change and replacement of ALL the hoses is a prudent thing to do. The cooling system of the 4.0 XJ is it's Achille's Heel, and keeping it in top shape prevents catastrophic failures and possible engine death.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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That's your heater core hose.


Should be able to buy the exact length you need at a local parts store for under $10. I got mine for four something.
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