Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Replace a Lower Radiator Hose

Open the hood and locate the vehicle's radiator.

Place a drain pan under the radiator. Remove the lower radiator hose clamps. Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator to drain the cooling system.

Remove the lower radiator hose from the engine. Check inside diameter of old hose for support spring. Remove spring from old hose. Install new hose clamps on new lower radiator hose. Position clamps inside the hose ends to aid installation. Install collapse spring (if equipped). Install new lower radiator hose.

Position the new clamps over the hose ends, leaving space of 1/4"-1/2" from hose ends. Tighten the hose clamps. Do not over tighten clamps.

Refill radiator with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water. Fill overflow reservoir with same mixture.

Leave the radiator cap off and start engine. While the engine idles, the coolant will burp (air bubbles) and the level should drop. Refill the radiator to the top.

Install radiator cap.

Pressure test the cooling system once the hoses and coolant are replaced. Check for any other leaks.

Road test the vehicle, keeping an eye on the engine temperature gauge. If the vehicle runs hot, there still might be an air pocket in the cooling system. The cooling system should be topped off after the vehicle has fully cooled down.


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For more car related problem troubleshooting:---

This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.

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The car will not start?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-start.html

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Car will not crank?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-crank.html

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Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to troubleshoot car battery?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-car-battery.html

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How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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car will turn over but will not start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/car-will-turn-over-but-will-not-start.html

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The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/brake-indicator-light-stays-on-dash-of.html

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

Check Engine Light On car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/check-engine-light-on-car.html

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How to replace Interior Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-interior-lights-on-car.html

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

Click this link below:--

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-lights-not-working-even-after.html

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How to replace head lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-head-lights-on-car.html

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How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-parking-turn-and-brake.html
How to remove the door panel on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-door-panel-on-car.html

How to replace power window motor in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-power-window-motor-in.html

How to test relays on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-relays-on-car.html

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How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-engine-misfires.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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Where is the Thermostat located in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/where-is-thermostat-located-in-car.html

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-recharge-ac-on-autotruckcar.html

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How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-where-to-order-car-parts-online.html

How to Replace Coil Springs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-coil-springs.html

How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pan-gasket.html

How to Replace a Fuel Injector

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-injector.html

How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cop-type-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pressure-regulator.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pump?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pump.html

How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-lift-gate-locking.html

How to Clean a Fuel System

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-clean-fuel-system.html

How to Replace an Ignition Coil

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Windshield

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield.html

How to Replace a Mass Air Flow Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mass-air-flow-sensor.html

How to Replace a Rear Distance Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-distance-sensor.html

How to Replace a Muffler

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-muffler.html

How to Replace an Engine

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine.html

How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-intake-manifold-gasket.html

How to Replace an Oil Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pump.html

How to Lubricate a Brake Pedal Linkage ?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-lubricate-brake-pedal-linkage.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-motor.html

How to Replace a Distributor Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-distributor-cap.html

How to Replace a Door Weather Stripping

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-weather-stripping.html

How to Replace a Freeze Plug

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-freeze-plug.html

How to Replace a Head Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-head-gasket.html

How to Replace a Heater Core

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core.html

How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

How to Replace a Rear Axle Bearing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-axle-bearing.html

How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-front-bumper-cover.html

How to Replace a Manual Transmission

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-manual-transmission.html

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-bulb.html

How to Replace a Headlight Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-switch.html

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-blades.html

How to Replace a Cooling Fan

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cooling-fan.html

How to Replace a Catalytic Converter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-catalytic-converter.html

How to Replace an Engine Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine-mount.html

How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fog-light-assembly.html

How to Change Engine Oil and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-switch.html

How to Replace a Rear Main Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-main-seal.html

How to Repair a Defroster Grid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-defroster-grid.html

How to Replace an AWD Transfer Case

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-awd-transfer-case.html

How to Replace a Plastic License Plate Bracket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-plastic-license-plate.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-motor.html

How to Replace Power Steering Fluid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-fluid.html

How to Replace a Power Window Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-window-switch.html

How to Replace a Quarter Glass Panel?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-quarter-glass-panel.html

How to Pressure Test a Radiator and Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-pressure-test-radiator-and-cap.html

How to Replace a Radiator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator.html

How to Repair a Hood.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood.html

How to Replace an Energy Absorber

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-energy-absorber.html

How to Replace Heater Core Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core-hoses.html

How to Replace a Thermostat.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-thermostat.html

How to Rotate Tires.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-rotate-tires.html

How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-wheel-lug-nuts.html

How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tire-valve-stem.html

How to Change a Flat Tire

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-flat-tire.html

How to Replace Leaf Springs

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-leaf-springs.html

How to Replace a Heater Control Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-control-valve.html

How to Replace Transmission Cooler Lines

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transmission-cooler.html

How to Replace an Ignition Control Unit

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-control-unit.html

How to Replace a Brake Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-hose.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Rear Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-rear.html

How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-seat-belt-and-seatbelt.html

How to Replace a Power Steering Rack

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack.html

How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-bleed-brakes-with-tool.html

How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tail-light-bulb.html

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html

How to Replace Vacuum Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-vacuum-hoses.html

How to Replace an Air Intake Boot

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-air-intake-boot.html

How to Replace a Valve Cover Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-valve-cover-gasket.html

How to Replace a Water Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-switch.html

How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-run-channel-seals.html

How to Replace a Window Regulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-regulator.html

How to Balance a Tire and Wheel

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-balance-tire-and-wheel.html

How to Replace a Window Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-motor.html

How to Adjust a Hood Release Latch?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-adjust-hood-release-latch.html

How to Replace a Radiator Support

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator-support.html

How to Replace a Rear Pinion Seal.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-pinion-seal.html

How to Replace Battery Cables

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-battery-cables.html

How to Replace a Proportioning Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-proportioning-valve.html

How to Replace an Upper Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information about the Stelrad radiators which is so popular in UK....

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