Collaspe hose


#1

some jeep Cherokee have a running hot issue. because the lower radiator hose collapse. Chrysler started putting a spring in bottom hose to keep coolant flowing. were can I get that spring from without going to dealer.


#2

Why not just get the new hose with the spring installed from the dealer and be done with it ?


#3

Don’t most lower radiator hoses have a spring to prevent collapsing?


#4

In the old days it was not a standard, usually a newer stiffer hose would be ok, but the internal strength member is the cat’s pajamas.


#5

Exactly!
One doesn’t insert a spring into the bottom radiator hose.
The OP needs to buy a new bottom hose–either from the dealer or an aftermarket item from a parts store–that has the spring built into it at the time of manufacture.


#6

I’ve never heard of anyone replacing the spring in a hose before. Just replace the hose with a new one.


#7

I had a replacement lower hose not have a spring in it once. I took the spring out of the old hose and put it in. Never have purchased that spring by itself though


#8

Many aftermarket hoses are rubbed and don’t have an inner spring. I never use rhem though.


#9

What you do with your hose is no business of mine…

;-]


#10

:hushed:

…not that there’s anything wrong with it…

:wink:


#11

What does rubbed mean? Ribbed?


#12

I think that this is a…personal issue…for some people…

:wink:


#13

I was strictly talking car parts.


#14

What somebody does with those auto parts is entirely an adult-level decision for that person.
As Pope Francis said, Who am I to judge?

:eyeglasses:


#15

That makes ME think of rubbed Pork

:yum:

I’m getting hungry just thinking about that :slight_smile:


#16

Coincidentally, I’ll be having pulled pork tomorrow…mmmmmmm…

;-]