How to replace a radiator hose is leaking
Replacing a radiator hose that is leaking is very simple. All you need are some basic tools and a basic knowledge of mechanics. In addition, you’ll be done and save yourself some money if you do it yourself (a).
1. Begin by checking which is the width you need change. You can do this by using the vehicle.
Park the vehicle on a flat surface with the engine running. Put it in park (park) with the parking brake on.
With the vehicle running, inspect the sleeves to find the leak. Do it also with the engine off.
2. Drain the coolant while the engine is cold. To drain it, you open the tap and remove the nut that is on the bottom of the radiator and let the liquid drop in a bucket.
3. Remove the clamps that hold the sleeve.
4. Hold the sleeve and halal to disconnect.
Remove the clamps that hold the sleeve.
If the sleeve does not come out, make a small cut parallel to the sleeve and pull until the full court.
5. Press the sleeve firmly against the radiator outlet and make sure it is fully inserted.
6. Enter the sleeve clamps and drag until you reach the exit of the radiator where the hose is connected. Make him feel pressure until it is snug.
7. Turn off the tap or put the nut back into place and begins to fill the radiator with the right mix and the proper coolant.
8. Put the radiator cap and continue to meet the reserve tank of the radiator.
9. Turn on the vehicle and expected to reach its ideal temperature to operate.
10. Check for leaks and keep the reservoir slope. The amount of coolant in the reservoir should decrease when the thermostat up and running.
11. Use your car as you normally would and check coolant levels. Also check if there are no leaks.
12. Remove the radiator cap and let this drain for at least 2 gallons in a bucket.
13. When you turn off the engine pressure will tell you if there are any leaks that you have not seen.
Throw back to the coolant needed.
14. Put the clamps on the new manga.
There are two types of clamps are the screw and that prick. The screw can loosen or tighten the using a standard screwdriver. Those that can puncture the small tweezers handle.
It may be necessary to remove other parts or equipment if they bother to change the sleeve. Use a video camera to see how it was that you got the pieces to put back the know.
There will be a hose that runs from the radiator to the thermostat of the vehicle. On vehicles with rear-wheel drive, this manga can be found alfrente part of the engine. In front-wheel drive vehicles, the sleeve will find it in the right engine. The second set is located under the engine from the water pump to the bottom of the radiator.
If the manga has been a long time, you need to cut it.
Clean the exits where the sleeves are to remove dirt or pieces that are stuck manga before placing the new sleeves.
You can apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly inside the sleeve to connect faster. This will make slips and connect properly with less force.
Some vehicles need to let it air out of the cooling system before they cool. Check the manual to know if you need to do this.
Do not drain the radiator on the floor, the coolant is a hazardous material and must be disposed of properly.
Allow engine to cool before draining the coolant.
Things You’ll Need
Metric wrenches of various sizes
A set of glasses
A bucket of 2 gallons
A box cutter
1 to 2 gallons of coolant 50/50
The beam size for your vehicle specific