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I have a broken hose and dont know what part to ask for

OK hoses are not the most difficult thing to change. Unless you dont know which one to ask for. I have check many sites and cant find any diagrams for them can you help?????

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    bring the old hose with u and let ford match it up.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    Please reply with the location (or approximate) and what if any fluids are in the hose.



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Take the car by your local auto parts store and ask one of the guys to come out and take a look

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