How to radiator hose replacement

Aug 10, 2022

  The hose of engine radiator is prone to aging and rupture after long-term use. When encountering this phenomenon, it is recommended that people change radiator hose in time. how to radiator hose replacement? The detailed operation steps are as follows:


  Step1: prepare tools. A radiator hose, screwdriver, antifreeze, etc. You can buy some of the materials you need from your local auto shop. Make sure you buy the same type of radiator hose as your car. If in doubt, ask someone at an auto shop for help.

  Step2: Determine whether the engine and radiator are cold. Drain coolant from the radiator. Before you start driving your car, make sure your car engine is turned off. The location of the leak was determined by measuring the location of the wet area on the ground. Let the engine cool for at least half an hour. While you're waiting for the car to cool down, place the bucket over the leak.

  Step3: Remove the old radiator hose. When the car is cold enough, you can change the hose. Take the screwdriver and release the hose. In some cars, radiator hoses do not pull out easily. To do so, you may need to disconnect it. Be careful when doing this. Install new radiator hose. Obtain the radiator clamp and connect it to the new hose. If you have trouble connecting, use WD-40 and spray it on the end of the hose you need to connect. Tighten the hose and hose clamp. Then, fill the radiator with half a mixture of water and antifreeze.


  Step4: Test radiator hose. Turn on the engine and keep it running. Close the radiator cap while doing this. Let it run until the engine warms up. Check the radiator hose under the car for any further leaks. Then, put on the radiator cap. You have successfully replaced the radiator hose.

  Special attention should be paid to the radiator is hot, when replacing must pay attention to safety.

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