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RADIATOR HOSE

1997 Ford Expedition • V8 4WD Automatic •

On a 97 ford expedition with 5.4 how do you remove bottom hose it has a different type of hose clamp
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Willy2be
June 25, 2011.



Can you describe the clamp or post a picture of it?


Caradiodoc
Jun 25, 2011.
They sell plier for that clamp.I would use adjustabe head pliers to open then work it off. Then buy new clamps when installing.


Cadieman
Jun 25, 2011.
It is a normal looking hose but it has a black sleeve on it and the new radiator has o rings on the part the hose connects


Tiny
Willy2be
Jun 25, 2011.
This is the connection


Tiny
Willy2be
Jun 25, 2011.
Good grief. Looks like they found a solution where there was no problem. I can offer two suggestions. First, that shiny ring around the end of the hose might just be a protective sleeve that can be pushed back to expose the clamp. Next, look at that shiny tab right exactly in the center of the picture. That appears to be a release tab or a locating tab that insures proper orientation of the hose. Whatever it is, it looks like you might have to battle some rust to get it apart.


Caradiodoc
Jun 26, 2011.
Looks like that metal piece would slide out releasing the hose. Then insert the new hose then slide the metal piece back in to retain it. This is something new to me also. Can u post a pic of the new hose end?


Cadieman
Jun 26, 2011.
I looked at the hose and the radiator on rockauto. Com and still can't figure it out. They have some kind of oil cooler built into that hose. I can think of quite a few less complicated ways of accomplishing the goal of cooling the oil and the coolant.


Caradiodoc
Jun 26, 2011.
Fellers Imma Plumber

Reminds me of a "PEX" crimp ring, 'cept a lot bigger----(sorta)New water system piping

Reckon using a dremel tool, you could cut one side and peel it off, like we do with PEX rings?

Re-install with a Real Hose Clamp?

Pic is my "Dremel" look a-like from "Big Lots", $24, Modifying my Jeep hardtop

The Medic


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Jun 26, 2011.
That sleve may come on the new part go to the parts store and check it out.


Cadieman
Jun 26, 2011.