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Coolant leaking - hose expensive! 2000 taurus duratech

Hi - I have a guy who said my hose from the water pump to the thermostat is shot (cuz it's a high failure thing - hope he's right on this one!) ....that hose is mega expensive and can only get from dealer he says.... Any one found that part elsewhere? He said it's $190 bucks or so- Holy Schmokes! It's rubber on both ends and steel in middle. All of this of course - is provided he's right. UGH. HELP!

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Just a minute---isn't that the hose that some members replaced easily with a standard sized flexi hose?? for about $15? I'd check the Search feature on this one. It's awhile back and possibly for a Vulcan---can't remember!
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Thanks Mr Boo - it may not work for the 2000 - Autozone says no - still working on it..... Toronut - THANKS - am looking in to THAT. Whew - wouldn't that be great. ))
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It's a 21 inch x 1.5 inch flex hose that does the trick. Posters here have said to cut the old pipe through in the middle for easiest removal. IIRC, it needs a single zip tie to hold it from rubbing on some moving part (serpentine belt?) For Duratecs.
Search for "need a new coolant hose" post by member bigh. It's 9 pages long, but it's good info and there is a Gates Hose part # in there somewhere.


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i have one from my duratec that has not blown out yet. it is rustly but there were no leaks before it was removed. i dont have a use for as i now have the newer coolant system
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If you think it costs alot, wait untill you try to change it!
I did mine and I think ford built the car around it!
Very tight fit.
Give yourself a half a day to do it!
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I have replaced mine with a flex hose from advanace auto parts. Dealer wanted 230 with tax. I was about to give up because it looked like the flex hose was going to rub on the belt, when I googled it and found that someone had done the same thing - and came up with the same exact hose that I did. I saw they simply put a zip tie around the engine mount and the hose to keep it away from the belt. I put 6 in that same spot. I didn't like the idea of getting strantded due to a zip tie breaking. Now all 6 have to break. Its been working just great like this for the past 3 months or so. And the best part is it only cost $20 dollars (with two new screw claps for getting them on easier).
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It's a 21 inch x 1.5 inch flex hose that does the trick. Posters here have said to cut the old pipe through in the middle for easiest removal. IIRC, it needs a single zip tie to hold it from rubbing on some moving part (serpentine belt?) For Duratecs.
Search for "need a new coolant hose" post by member bigh. It's 9 pages long, but it's good info and there is a Gates Hose part # in there somewhere.
I took the time to register here for this reason & only one reason. You will never hear from me again. I replaced the better half's using your method shipped it back and replaced it with a 19 and 3/4 flexihose 1220. It was almost perfect, however did have to ziptie it as well, still rubbed slightly only when hot, looked fine prior. I did skin the bark off my trees doing so (busted my knuckels). I want to personally thank you for your initial breakdown.

For anyone doing this job it SUXX I am a computer programmer with a degree in automotive, google was my friend that found this suggestion thanks again danhasenauer or whoever initially suggested the flexihose. I am beta, I do not make the the things suggested I only make things suggested better. Or is that alpha? $15 dollar hose or a $230 pipe / hose. I took the pipe broke it in half and removed it, i would love to meet the engineer on that project. I bet you money he too was a programmer. Don't you wish all programmers would skin the bark? You would not be here if they did.

Thanks again,

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