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1997 jeep cherokee sport 4x4, just replaced both upper and lower radiator hoses and i'm still getting a leak from the lower radiator hose, trying to figure out what the part is that the lower hose is going on so I can replace it, all the diagrams don't show the part in question.

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I suggtes check in the Service Manual, in this link... Secc-7-Cooling-System

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If the hoses are news, then its possible that your problem may be in the metallic coupling (lower radiator).

Tell us news.

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