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How Do You Tighten Or Replace Coolant Hoses In A Dodge Caravan?

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How Do You Tighten Or Replace Coolant Hoses In A Dodge Caravan?

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It’s important to check the health of the coolant hoses on a Dodge Caravan at least twice a year. Look for signs of cracking or wear and always replace hoses at least every four years. Replacing the cooling hoses on a Dodge Caravan takes basic tools and about 30 minutes. Cool down the engine for an hour after driving and then remove the radiator cap and set it aside. Place a bucket or catch can under the drain plug and release enough coolant to minimize leaking when removing the hoses. Use pliers to loosen spring clamps, or a nut driver for screw clamps. Pull the hose off the fitting, twisting if necessary. Cut difficult hoses with a knife and peel the hose back from the nipple. Take the new hose and ensure it’s the same length, size and shape of the original. Dip the hose ends in clean coolant and slip the clamps on. Push the hose onto the fittings and tighten the clamps with a pair of pliers or nut driver. Turn the hose around if it’s difficult to get on, many hoses are slightly diff

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