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post #1 of 3 Old Jul 31st, 2007, 8:58 pm Thread Starter
 
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Radiator Hose

I have the Front Spoiler rubbing on the right side bottom hose at the hose joint. has enbody have this happen to them and what do you do to fix it. 03 LT Jim
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post #2 of 3 Old Jul 31st, 2007, 9:13 pm
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I noticed this on mine too - I wrapped it in a spiral with "pile" (not hook) sticky backed velcro after washing it with soap and water- still there.

While you're at it pinch the hose with your fingers, if it feels crunchy or stiff replace it along with new stainless clamps - cheap insurance! From my understanding hoses wear out from the inside.


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Something else to look for that I found on my '01 is that a screw head on the engine case was chafing on the upper edge of that same lower right hose (the one going into the water pump). It had caused a little dimple in the hose that could have gotten worse over time, so I took a piece of 1" heater hose about 2" long, split it lengthwise and clamped it on so that it would shield the hose from further damage.

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