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You should check this! by vitog44
Started on: 03-21-2014 05:51 PM
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Last post by: vitog44 on 03-25-2014 08:28 PM
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Report this Post03-21-2014 05:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for vitog44Send a Private Message to vitog44Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Make sure that your overflow hose-the ½ black hose coming out from under the radiator cap that goes to the radiator overflow tank- is well secured to the side of the radiator and not bowing out toward the headlight mechanism. One of my lights started to make a thumping sound when it when up at a certain point. After examining the operation, I noticed that the small hose was catching the left side of the headlight assembly, causing the mechanism to jam a bit at a spot. I secured the hose to the side wall of the radiator and all was well.
Potentially, if the hose kept on catching the side of the headlight assembly, it could eventually damage it and potentially rip the hose and shoot coolant out. Not recapturing the coolant could potentially cause engine overheat.
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Report this Post03-21-2014 08:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maybenotClick Here to Email maybenotSend a Private Message to maybenotEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
will check. thanks for the tip.
have enough problems without stupid ones like this.
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Report this Post03-23-2014 10:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for vitog44Send a Private Message to vitog44Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here's a picture to help see where it is and how to fix it.
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I had the same problem with my Indy. P.O. had replaced the tubing and left it too long so it bowed out and caught the HL mech. I cut about 2" off the tubing, reattached it and all was fine.
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The OEM setup has a small round plastic push-in clip to locate the overflow hose.
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Report this Post03-25-2014 08:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for vitog44Send a Private Message to vitog44Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You are right. However, even with secured at that spot,it extended far enough to be pinched by the headlight assembly. I would do it as an extra precaution. I would also urge all to check the hose under the overflow bottle to make sure is not kinked.. Perhaps when I replaced the radiator the new overflow hose was softer and prone to get kinked. It stopped any antifreeze from getting in or out of the canister .
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