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Hose off engine wall

Daughters car. The hose from engine wall has come off completely. It had been smoking prior to that. How much s a hose and how can i be attached?

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  • grankds5 Dec 31, 2008

    ok stormstrikes: is a 3.4 engine, 6 cyl, high output.

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The hose is probably one of the heater hoses. If you post up what engine you have I can check and see how much one of them costs. You can reattach the hose using regular worm gear type hose clamps. The factory uses spring type clamps that can be difficult to get off depending on how much room you have to work with. There is a tool that is specially made to remove these clamps even in tight quarters, but if you have enough room, you can get them off with a set of channel lock type pliers.

Post up your engine and I'll see what I can find regarding the price.

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    Scotty Dec 31, 2008

    Okay, thanks for that information. I checked the price of the heater hoses from Autozone and they range from about $4 up to about $20 depending on which one you need and which brand you get.

    Ive replaced heater hoses on the 3.1L V6 before and they were located on the lower end of the firewall about center of the car. It was tight quarters (had to replace the heater core as well as one of the ends cracked on the plastic tank). Getting the factory clamps off was the hardest part really and may be worth looking for the tool that is made to take off those spring clamps and replace them with regular worm gear clamps when you re-install the new hose.

    If you need any other information, post it up and I'll do my best to help out.


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