Install the clips first then snap the oil cooler lines into fitting. They sell the replacement piece that goes into radiator at your parts store in the (help) section. I usually replace them as a rule because they can leak. There are little o rings inside that get hard over time. Hpe this helps
February, 15, 2008 AT 8:21 PM
I completed my repairs to the S 10 and here is what I found: The top pipe on Dorman 625-122 hose assy is bent at the wrong angle and had to be reformed at the radiator connection.
The OEM line ends have false nuts on the radiator end connection. After removing lock ring, the lines just pop out. The replacement lines just have a flared end.
The hose to engine clamp doesn't fit correctly and I replaced it with the original. It is fun trying to get the mounting screw back in.
Remove the air filter box to gain access to the line to radiator connections.
Pop out lock rings to remove lines, push in new line,
then press in lock ring to lock line in fitting.