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How often should the radiator hoses be replaced on a 2003 Mazda 6? The place where I get my oil changed says it should be done, but are they just trying to get more money out of me? Thanks for your help.

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Inspected thoroughly at 35,000 and replaced at 50,000/60,000 miles.
Your coolant should be replaced every 2 years or 50,000 miles whichever comes first.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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If you inspect the hoses regularly you can avoid sudden failure and not concentrate on how old they are. They should be inspected when cold to feel for soft weak spots and any sign of leakage. They should be inspected when hot to look for bulges which indicate weak spots especially near the clamps. It may be hard to inspect the lower hose. Two to three year is the norm for changing them out just based on time. It's lots easier to change them when you want to instead of when you have to.

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