Radiator hose removal
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Description: DIY Ford Radiator Hose Removal. Ford uses a water-cooled system for keeping the motor from running too hot. The radiator connects to the motor by two rubber hoses that attach top and bottom. These hoses become weak and tear over time; replace them when any sign of deterioration presents itself. Radiator hose removal should take only a few minutes.
Open the hood to access the radiator hoses. They are in two positions on the radiator. Ford places the outlet hose to the top left and the inlet hose at the bottom right of the radiator. Hose clamps tighten the hose to prevent them from moving or working loose. Drain the radiator before removing the hoses. This will prevent coolant from spilling out onto the ground. Release the coolant by turning the petcock valve at the bottom of the radiator with a pair of pliers and twisting it counterclockwise. Ensure you have a pan underneath to catch the coolant draining out of the radiator.
Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the screw on the hose clamp. Twist the screw counterclockwise until you can move the clamp up and down on the hose. Grasp the hose where the tubing ends, and pull it straight out. In some cases the hose may have developed a seal around the piping; stick the flat end of a flat-head screwdriver between the hose and the piping, and pry up and down to loosen the hose from the radiator tubing. Use the same technique to pull the hose from the motor end of the hose.