Question about 1999 Ford Escort
I'm trying to change the lower radiator hose on my 1999 ford escort. the end at the radiator is obviously easy to get to. any idea how i get to the end connected to the engine?
I don't have the hanes for this car and can't see how to get to this hose without taking off major parts of the engine - a/c pump, alternator, etc.
any thoughts would greatly help.
After looking over the situation, and seeing what a horrible mess Ford made of the location of the lower hose connection location, i decided that the lower hose did not need replacement.
just my amateur thoughts on this, but if an item like a radiator hose needs to be replaced on a fairly regular basis then the design engineers need to keep this in mind when designing the engine in the first place. putting the clamped end of the hose in a position where it's not accessible is not just stupid. i've enjoyed having this car, for the most part, since the day it was purchased. changing the oil, and other maintenance items, is relatively straight forward. the lower hose has completely irritated me. there is no excuse for design professionals (and i use that term loosely!) to make such an obvious mistake. anyone who has ever worked on their own car would not have let this engine leave the shop on ANY car, let alone a car that was purchased by people on a budget who wouldn't want to spend gobs of money on paying a mechanic to change a stupid radiator hose.
my 2 cents.
thanks for offering to help.
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