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2001 Ford Taurus upper radioator hose replacement

Just wondering how hard is it to replace the upper rad hose on my Taurus 2001, anyone?

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  • Keyman
    Keyman May 14, 2009

    Hi there, my problem is not the hose itself its the 3 way fitting hookup, the nipple from the overflow tank is attached to that 3 way splitter on top and it snaped and the coolant is coming out. i`m just wondering whats the name of that 3 way fitting cause i`ve done some searching and cannot find anything nor images.

    Would you know whats its called?


  • Keyman
    Keyman May 15, 2009

    i`ve fix the problem, i called the Ford dealer for a price on something they didn`t even know what i was talking about but! tried to ****** punch me with 374$ +tax uh!

    there`s a return to the coolant box connection hose invloved on that tee connector for overflow and that was the problem, it snaped off, so i use a bicycle tire valve and screw it in the hole to make a stem and poxied it and everything is normal again for under 10$. Cool!

    (Flush) coollant,the dealer said and i agree, its the original manufacture product with 3 outlets + 1 the overflow return hose on top and i check carefully on your elimination thing and there`s no ways to avoid or by pass the coolant system, umm! not like the old days ;) but hey! thanks for your time and solution! much appreciated XTC




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2 clamps.
you can have it done in 20 minutes with a pliers or phillips screwdriver (depending if the hose clamp has been changed before.)

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Posted on May 13, 2009

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 14, 2009

    its a Tee hose splice.

    that was probably put in by the previous owner to flush the coolant.

    you can eliminate that when you replace the hose.



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