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Radiator hose collapsed

Diagnose and fix a radiator hose collapsed condition When you encounter a radiator hose collapse condition the first thing you should think of is VACUUM. If the collapse happens when the engine is cold, it’s because the cooling system is in a state of vacuum. If the radiator hose collapses while the engine is running it’s because the water pump is sucking and coolant isn’t flowing properly, creating a vacuum condition. Bad radiator cap is the #1 cause of radiator hose collapse Bad radiator cap—Coolant expands and contracts as it … Read More

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