Hi guys. To clarify which part I'm talking about...it's the hose assembly that has two parts coming from the radiator and they link up through 'T's to one hose that goes into the motor on the side, I'm assuming that's going right into the motor where the thermostat would sit? Well that hose looks like it had a clean break. My question is multipart. Was this hose assembly glued together? And how do I reinstall it? I was going to buy a new thermostat housing hose system, but it looks no different than what I have sitting in front of me on the car now, at each one of the segments of this assembly it looks as if the hoses were glued together, and exactly at one of those 'segments' the hose has come away cleanly. It is perfectly flat and clean as if someone had cut it clean through. So how is this repair handled? Can it be reglued? Can it be clamped? Or do I need to buy the new piece.
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2001 Mercury Sable Question: Thermostat housing hose installation. 2001 mercury Sable.
Answer #1pushrod April 07, 2013, 12:50Master
Buy a new hose assembly.
Replyslappyjenkins, April 07, 2013, 12:59Rookie
I agree. I was trying to find ways 'around' this problem. But the way it is designed the best route is to simply buy the new part which is quite expensive I think for hoses and a couple of clamps. But I guess that is how they 'get ya' in how they design things.
Replypushrod, April 07, 2013, 13:06Master
Yep that's it! I looked at one once an figured out a way to repair it with, steel/aluminum mix, exhaust pipe stock but it would not be feasible unless doing it for myself! However it can be done!!