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Old 12-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best way to go about replacing the lower radiator hose. I cant really get at the clamp from the bottom. It looks like taking off the vacuum pump will give me better access to the clamp but just wondering how everyone else goes about it. Im new to these engines.
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Thats one hell of a remote clamp is what it is!
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Faced this before and I'm doing the cooling upgrade this week. Best advice is to remove the upper and lower fan shroud to provide better access. Maybe even remove the fan. Once you get the existing clamps off, replace them with stainless screw type hose clamps.
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That is made for removing remote hose clamps (the spring type, like these trucks have) I have one and it works great for removing the lower radiator hose, you don't have to crawl in there like a monkey. I am not sure, but a place like Auto-Zone might loan them out, it will save you alot of headaches.

If you can't get one, do as Biggest T said.
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Removing the fan shrouds makes things a whole lot easier. I replaced my lower hose when I upgraded the fan clutch and Duramax fan. Having the shrouds off the radiator allows you to somewhat gain acess to the hose clamps.
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