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I've been trying to replace the lower radiator hose, but I had no luck reaching the water pump. I took out the alternator, got under the car and etc. The Haynes manual doesn't say anything about the lower hose.

Does anyone have easy instructions for this?

Thanks... :?
 

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I replaced mine a while back when I replaced my radiator. If I remember I think I took off my serpintine belt and tensioner to have more room. I had a hard time removing the hose clamp since I was using a cheapo Big Lots pliers. Went to Lowes and bought a pair of Channel Lock pliers and had that clamp off in seconds.
 

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ya..its down in there tight

you gotat remove the alternator, serpintine belt and tensioner to get at it..once thats done its simple.

John
 

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Heheheeeeee!! I just removed the tensioner, and let me tell ya!! I can finally 'touch' the hose clamp! With EASE!!! Thanks guys! ;)
 

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I just just did my rad and hoses this morning and did the lower rad hose from undernath and came apart and together like a dream!!
 

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Arggh... I got the $2 vise grips that dont do anything.... Channel lock pliers? Let me see what I can do....


My Escort is a 1.9 SEFI. Is yours the same Murray?
 
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