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Old 01-07-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Question Hose deterioration

I have a 2000 Ford Focus with 20,600 miles.

Have encounterd serious hose deterioration. Am told I need 9 radiator/coolant hoses that need replacement.

Anyone out there had any experience like this. Failure of this many hoses at one time is not conceivable in my mind.

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Who exactly told you this?
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:43 PM   #3
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The Ford dealer where the car is currently located. I did encouter a high temp problem while on the freeway. The 1/2" diameter hose that runs to the plastic coolant dump disintergrated. I found on the garage floor about 200 small pieces that looked more like graphite than pieces of hose.

It is my opinion the hose, which failed between the two platic clamps on the hose in the middke of the engine as far as location failed miserably--because of the failure I undrstand the overheating problem.
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Never heard of such a thing in my life.

I am a ford tech also.
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The only thing I can think is that if you bought the car used or had it detailed, the might have sprayed some sort of shine stuff on the hoses and that may have caused them to deteriorate. I always thought hose problems came when you got older.LOL
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Not sure about the cause but when it comes to replacing them you may want to look into silicone hoses not rubber that way you won't have to worry about the same problem happening again. You can probably buy silicone hose at your auto parts store or I got mine at www.hosetechniques.com They actually have full hose kits that replace most all the hoses for your particular car.

They cost more but I believe it's worth it. (They come in colors too, if you like that kind of thing)
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My car is an 01 with 40k and my hoses are in great shape.
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I was thinking about that too...if the car only has 20k on it, how on earth could that be happening?? I mean, I realize it's 3 years old, but that's very unusual. Sorry about your bad luck, good luck with the new hoses.
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