Below guide will teach you How to Replace an Upper Radiator Hose. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Cooling System Pressure Tester
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Radiator Hose
- DIY Costs: Est. $60.65 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $248.47 parts and labor
- Prop the engine hood up.
- Examine the radiator thoroughly, especially the upper radiator hose for any cracks or other wear and tear.
- Take the cooling system pressure tester to perform the pressure test. Refer to owner’s manual or radiator cap for recommended pressure.
- Make sure that there is no leak in the cooling system.
- Put a drain pan under the radiator and unplug the drain plug located at the bottom of the radiator.
- Unclamp the upper radiator hose from the radiator and discard it.
- Fix new upper radiator hose to the radiator and secure it with clamps.
- Add a mixture of coolant and distilled water to the radiator until it reaches to MAX mark.
- Turn the engine on and wait for few minutes before rechecking the coolant level and leak.
- Recap the radiator.