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2001 dodge ram 1500 5.9 l lower rad hose

When you feel the hose it's like you can feel a huge spring inside is this normal

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Yes, There is a big spring inside to keep the hose from collapsing and limiting the water supply. Very normal.

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The bottom hose is the suction side,the spring coil inside is to prevent the hose from collapsing under quick acceleration.

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