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Radiator Water Distribution Hose

I broke the hard plastic hose leading from the radiator to the engine block. I need to know what this part is called. I've ordered it as the water distribution pump to no avail.

Does anybody know what this part is called ??? Part number is PA66-GF30. Thanks.

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  • moon1985 Jan 13, 2009

    Yes this is part of the radiator.

  • moon1985 Jan 13, 2009

    I've already replaced the entire radiator and then this hard plastic piece broke. It has a three way that runs from and to the radiator. Thanks for the help.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I am kinda confused here, it is or isn't a part of the actual radiator assembly, can u send a picture to my email? yadawho@astound.net

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    then u will have to have a new tank put on the radiator, or replace the entire radiator.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is this part of the radiator??

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This is called the upper radiator hose.it comes with the plastic elbow and hose,all you have to do is install it.see pic;Radiator Water Distribution Hose - w01331625721.jpg

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