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Unread 03-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Upper rad hose problem

I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone that sells an upper radiator hose that's pre-formed to accommodate the AC compressor. Local auto parts store only sells universal hoses for CJs. I have to use a rig of zip ties and to keep the hose out of the alternator fan.

My engine is a 4.2 w/ stock fan and radiator.

Thanks for any help!
-chris


Last edited by 43Duc; 03-03-2013 at 01:45 AM.. Reason: I'm an idiot
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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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you can cut the piece of steel on the right fitting and or move it.
Try 4WD.com
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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Just to clarify; I had the pre-formed upper hose for the 1982 CJ, but that hose bend gets nicked by the fan when the Jeep and motor flex. At idle there is about 1/2" of clearance. I'm now running a universal hose that I have to pull back w/ zip-ties. That hose is leaking around the radiator due to the strain put on it by the zip-ties. I'm looking for a hose that's pre-formed to take into account the AC compressor.

Here's a photo of the original hose:
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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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I cut and turn the fitting after this picture was taken
yorkoba.jpg  
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Unread 03-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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My yorks on top and alt below off of a 80's AMC Concord.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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I may be nuts but that's looks like an alternator that is causing the problem. Just adjust the alternator position and get a different drive belt if needed.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:02 AM   #7
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I may be nuts but that's looks like an alternator that is causing the problem. Just adjust the alternator position and get a different drive belt if needed.
You're not nuts... I mis-spoke.... it's the alternator that's mounted high to allow for the AC compressor just below.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #8
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With a shorter belt it looks like the alternator wouldn't be so high and close to the hose.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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Just took a look and I can't lower the alternator:



It won't go any lower because of the electrical connection. I was hoping that idea would work...
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