1998 Ford F-150 4.6L V8 105,000 mi Coolant Leak

Tiny
JDITTY
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
I have a coolant leak that I think I have located, but I do not know how to get to it. From underneath the truck while the engine is running I can see a spray of coolant that looks like it would be from a pinhole in a heater hose spraying against the firewall. The hose that it appears to be coming from is running right across the top of the valve cover on the passenger side of the truck. I can not figure out how to access the ends of these hoses to replace them. They also do not look like regular screw type hose clamps. The engine sits back under the cowl a good ways and this area is real tight. Is there a good way to access the ends of these heater hoses to change them? What type of clamp did they use on the 98's?
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 1:56 PM

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Tiny
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Sorry, there is no easy way to access them. The clamps are the squeeze style, might be able to get a pair of pliers on them, they make a special tool to squeeze the clamps
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
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That is what I was afraid of. Thank you for the quick response.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 5:59 PM

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