2003 Oldsmobile Alero Radiator hoses

Tiny
TASIAANN
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  • 2003 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 225,000 MILES
I know radiator hoses can go bad over time, but I had just checked them and there were no soft spots and seemed in good shape. Then I took it in to get the thermostat replaced and they told me I should change my hoses too because they were soft. I told them no. The today my upper radiator hose sprung a leak and when I looked under to the hood to figure out where the leak was coming from I spotted a piece of sandpaper stuck between my battery plate and lower part of my upper radiator hose. I thought that was odd. Not sure how the sandpaper got there. I don't want to assume anything, but could sanding the hose cause it to weaken and break? Just seems odd that three days after they recommended changing hoses it springs a leak. AND there is a mysterious piece of sandpaper in there.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 6:36 PM

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I would call them and ask.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 7:28 PM

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