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

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

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The Dodge Durango requires replacing the coolant hoses every four years. Check the coolant hoses twice a year by looking for cracks or bubbles in the hoses. The Dodge Durango is available with a heavy-duty towing package that requires metal braid replacement hoses. Cool the engine for at least an hour after driving and remove the three screws holding the radiator shroud in place. Remove the shroud and radiator cap and set them aside. Place a catch can under the radiator drain plug and remove enough coolant to keep leaking to a minimum when pulling the hoses. Loosen the hose clamps with a pair of pliers for a spring clamp or a nut driver for a screw clamp. Slip the clamps to the middle of the hose and pull or twist the hose until the ends are free of the fittings. Use a knife to cut difficult hoses and peel the hose back from the nipple. Dip the new hose into clean coolant and place the clamps over the ends. Press the hose firmly over the fittings. Hose ends are often different internal

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