Upper radiator hose to block is most likely the thermostat housing. All of these items are things you can do yourself, and save a significant amount of money. The hoses and control valve are 2 clamps each; the valve is secured to the bulkhead by 2 bolts. The thermostat housing is secured to the engine by 2 bolts also. Remove those 2 bolts and pull the housing off the engine. Clean both sides with a wire brush or scraper, use gasket sealant on both sides, replace the thermostat, and reinstall the bolts. Make sure you pay attention to thermostat orientation. A $20 investment in a Haynes or Chiltons manual (from a store like Pep Boys, Advanced, or Autozone) will give you detailed instructions with pictures.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 1:37 AM