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Old 01-07-2010, 07:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 Taurus with a DOHC engine, but the tee the goes from the water outlet hose (part #1F1Z*8A521*B broke. It is a tee from the water outlet hose, to the lower radiator hose, and a small line that runs back to the coolant overflow tank. I went to the ford dealership and found out instead of being able to get this one tee, I have to buy the entire water outlet hose ($150)!

I've looked in two junk yards and this piece is gone from both. I was wondering if anyone knew a place that I could get this one tee from, or something that I could use as a tee for this? I was thinking about trying to find a heater hose tee that would fit and clamping it down, but I am unsure if that would work.

Can someone please give me some suggestions on this?
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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40.95 from Fast Parts Network
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/ind...playCatalogid=0
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'm just trying to look at it to see if it is the right piece... Is there a way to check the part number for the part you listed? I tried typing the part number into their search box but nothing comes up.

Also on there, it says 2000-2007, but the guy at the ford dealership said only this part from a 2001-2002 taurus dohc will fit.

Again, I appreciate the help (more than you know...) but I'm just trying to verify that it is the correct part. I sent them an e-mail asking for a picture of it, but I'm not counting on getting it anytime soon, if they do send one.
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I'd email them. Torrie will make sure it's the part you need

You could also post a WTB ad here, some people go to the yard fairly regularly. I'd go grab you one, but there were no newer duratecs out there.
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I'd email them. Torrie will make sure it's the part you need

You could also post a WTB ad here, some people go to the yard fairly regularly. I'd go grab you one, but there were no newer duratecs out there.[/b]
I just got an e-mail from Torrie helping me make sure that it is the right part. (that was real quick...)
Thank you so much for your help, I was searching everywhere and couldn't find anything.
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I just got the part that I needed yesterday, but can someone give me a little help as to how to remove the old one? I can probably get it if i remove the intake going to the part that covers the air filter, but I'm trying to see if its possible without removing that?
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Can you post a pic, so I could get an idea?
I'm not to familiar with the setup on the newer cars.
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Here's the instruction on removing the bypass tube, which seems to be connected to the part you are replacing. It says you need to remove the air-cleaner assembly. The air cleaner assembly is not hard to remove so just do it to save the trouble. The engine bay is so cramped that I remove the air-cleaner tube almost everytime I do anything.
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Thanks! It was only connected by hose clamps, but I wanted to make sure before I started pulling on it and something breaks... But I got it off pretty easily. Now to find a way to get it back on... my hose clamp pliers don't seem to want to fit in these small areas...

Hopefully I can find something to just tie it open, slide everything in place, and cut the string to clamp the hoses down...
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I replaced all those clamps with regular hose clamps to make it easier.
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