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I have a plastic tube on top of my radiator that has four hoses connected to it that is cracked. i cant find the part name or number or a diagram that has it labeled, need help asap....2003 ford focus zx3

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I have the same problem. Were you able to get a part number?

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It seems that you are referring to the coolant expansion tank. It's located on the passenger side engine compartment above the wheel well. The base part # is 8A080. If you go to the dealer with this number and your vehicle identification number they will be able to find the exact part for you. Good luck.

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