What I found on the Wifely Unit’s car problem the other day, it actually turned out to be an easy enough fix, Thank You Jesus.
THIS, motherfucker, decided to shit the bed all at once,
As you can plainly see, an expedient field fix by double wrapping it with electrical tape after I laid a strip over the length of the split and then wrapping it with duct tape for reinforcement was enough to get the fucker going and get it home.
When I was Google searching pictures of the hose routing I ran into several horror stories of people having this marvel of modern technology having sudden and catastrophic failures at the most inopportune moment so it’s a known issue and just by coincidence the local Ford dealer just happened to have one of them on the shelf.
For a 14 year old vehicle…..
Uhmm, yeah, OK,I just got lucky, right?
$43 and change and out the door it went.
It was actually pretty simple to swap out, they used some funky push pin style of rivet to hold it to the core support but a little judicious prying popped it right off.
One thing I highly recommend having on hand if you decide you are just crazy enough to attempt your own vehicle repairs in this day and age is a set of these spring type hose clamp pliers.
These things are the shit,
The little tips swivel so you can get at those fucking clips when they are turned all cattywampus and that little lever allows you to lock them in place once you have it spread open. You can also see the little rivet I was talking about in that picture.
Hopefully you an see the crack in the little bitch, it split a long way when it failed.
The fact that that hard plastic motherfucker split and not any of the hoses is one reason why I hate modern machinery.
Plastic Fucking Parts do not belong on machinery and especially vehicles in high heat extreme condition applications.
You are just begging for failure.
I replaced the entire thermostat housing and Thermostat last year because that fucker is made out of plastic too and is also a high failure rate item.
Which it did.
BTW, yer damn straight I ran it long enough after I got done to make sure the electric fucking cooling fan is working.