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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: what is the water supply hose called from h2o pump to just below thermostat Ram

 

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Ryedoc, 5.2L V8, Princeton, MN, December 08, 2013, 08:03
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I HAD HISTORY OF LOSING COOLANT FOR MONTHS EVEN AFTER REPLACING THERMOSTATS GASKETS AND ALL OTHER POSSIBILE PROBLEMS. THEN FOUND IT WAS THIS HOSE FITTING OR WHAT EVER THEY CALL IT? It CONNECTS FROM WATER PUMP INTAKE TO JUST BELOW THERMOSTAT HOUSING IN A 99 Ram Sport with 5.2Lt.Please inform me of what this hose is called. THANKS !!

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    G. T. Service Center (4215 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG December 08, 2013, 08:08
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    It's the bypass hose.

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    Ryedoc, December 08, 2013, 08:24
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    OH Yeah !! Now I remember, after you say it ProffesorG @ G. T. Service. Thanks so much it was driving me nuts and I could not find invoice from last time I replaced it. Much appreciated. Happy Holidays to you and thanks for such a quick reply. While were at it I have a 94 GMC Jimmy. The 4-wheel will go out while I am plowing at times . seems if I disconnect power cable for a short time it will reset and begin to engage Again! I was curious if you knew what could or would poss. cause this issue? I usually leave it in 4 high @ all times and only drive it to plow my 1 mile long gravel drive.When it engages it seems to work great otherwise only one wheel spins in gear or drive.

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    ProfessorG, December 08, 2013, 08:26
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    U Bet and have fun changing the hose, No Worries.

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    Ryedoc, December 08, 2013, 08:39
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    Thanks , I know how much fun this will be as I live in northern Mn. It is about 20_ and less with windchill today and My garage is not heated [YET] !! I HAD FUN JUST REPLACING THE THERMOSTAT FOR THE 3rd. time.Some times I really wish I could afford the help of an experienced Mech. Although since these blog posts with your help has made my life much easier when it comes to vehicle repair and I always have a sense of gratitude and pride when I get er done all on my own, or with the help from some friends, on-line !

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