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Old 09-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Upper Radiator Hose Problem (Pics) (HELP)

Yesterday I noticed anti-freeze leaking all over the ground.
I checked under the hood and noticed that there was a small tear in the end of the upper radiator hose where it was shooting out.
It was the original hose so not completely surprising or unexpected.

I went to Autozone to get a new hose and it took forever to put the bottom clamp on. I thought that the clamp looked like it was on too high.
When I drove to work today I smelt and noticed anti-freeze leaking again.
It appeared to be leaking out of the bottom of the hose.

I tried for awhile to force the bottom clamp lower but it looks like it is blocked by a part.

Is this the right upper radiator hose for my jeep?
Is the clamp on too high which is causing the leak?

Any help would be much appreciated Thank you.



^^^ I "illustrated" the part that is blocking the clamp from going any further.

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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did you match the old radiator hose with the new radiator hose?

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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did you match the old radiator hose with the new radiator hose?
I got the part from Autozone.
But if you look they both appear to be very similar

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You can see the clamp was on almost at the bottom in the previous hose:


Compared to the clamp now
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Hard to tell from the pic but. Could you put the clamp on first and set it all the way down then put the hose on? I'm thinking it may fit below the trouble area. Just a thought.
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Could the hose be on too deep?
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #7
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Hard to tell from the pic but. Could you put the clamp on first and set it all the way down then put the hose on? I'm thinking it may fit below the trouble area. Just a thought.
haha you could tell me that Jeep in your avatar is mine and I would of completely believed you. Good looking rig you have there.

I guess I could try that if its the only option left. It is gonna be a big waste of antifreeze and time if it doesn't though.
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haha you could tell me that Jeep in your avatar is mine and I would of completely believed you. Good looking rig you have there.

I guess I could try that if its the only option left. It is gonna be a big waste of antifreeze and time if it doesn't though.
Yeah they look very similar. Lol

Try just taking the clamp off. Push down the hose then feed the free end of the clamp through the opening if its wide enough. Then you won't lose much coolant.
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Put the hose on undo the clamp completely and slide te open end under the part keeping it from going down. I had a similar problem. You should be able to feel the lip that you need to be under. Looks like you need to be about 2 clamp widths lower.

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