Question Asked: Thermostat housing hose installation. 2001 mercury Sable.
April 07, 2013, 09:37 AM
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.