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Old 07-03-2001, 11:58 AM
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Yes! I did it. The trick is get the hose from the dealer (less than $10). The aftermarket ones are a little bit thicker/stiffer. Drain the coolant and then cut the old hose and remove the hose clamps. Get new hose clamps.
Get the new hose and try to stretch it as much as you can with your hands before trying anything, then cover the hose completely with vaseline (don't ask), inside and out, maneuver the little end first, wiggle, push, pull, scream, cry, swear, beg. It will pop right in. You are done!
Warning: Once you cut the hose, there is no point of return. That opening is very, very thin but it is possible, the money you save will overweight the pain you will endure.
Good luck!

[Edited by J.HIDALGO on 07-03-2001 at 07:42 PM]
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