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post #1 of 3 Old 07-05-2009, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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changing lower radiator hose need help

just wondering if anyone had tips on how to do this. I have a jeep book but didn't know if there are any easy tips or maybe a problem I will run into.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-05-2009, 07:51 AM
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sometimes the hose becomes stuck on the radiator flange and or the waterpump, making it very difficult to pull or twist off. In that situation, you can use a knife to cut off the hose. You can use a box cutter very carefully to cut the hose lengthwise where it is stuck on the flange. If you do this, the key is to be careful to to gouge the underlying flange on the radiator or waterpump. One the cut is made, the remaining hose can be peeled off. I recommend cleaning the flange with fine grit sand paper so the new hose will have a clean sealing surface. I have used gasket sealant on the new hose to further strengthen the seal.
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I got everything replace, but the top part of the lower hose is still leaking. I was going to use a RTV sealant for the hose but the parts store said not too, but do you think it would be ok to do so.
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