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Old 07-31-2014, 11:23 AM
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Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

Just want to know if aneyone else has gone through this and that I'm not going crazy. Here's the question to you guys-


Ever had this happen to you? The main radiator hose just pops off while you're driving and then all your coolant drains out and you get a steaming car at which point you have to pull it over?

This happened 2 week ago... the large radiator hose just seemed to pop off and everything drained out. I only noticed it because of the steam (duh) but then it happened again!!

Just wondering if anyone ever had this happen to them because I don't think I ever heard of this issue before but let me know if it's happened to you or if this is even a common thing to occur.

So I will now have to find a new clamp and replace the old hose with a new one, purchase MORE coolant, and be vigilant. It's def a pain in the ass, especially during the middle of the week, but it's a reminder to have a gallon of coolant in your trunk as well as a gallon of water for such emergencies.
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Re: Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

That's not normal, and it's probably not the clamp. You have too much pressure in your cooling system. Either you have a head gasket issue or the radiator cap is defective. Try a new radiator cap first, and if you still have the issue then you probably have a blown head gasket. The most common head gasket failure that I've seen with 3rd gens is cooling jacket to cylinder. This allows combustion pressures to go into the cooling system and over pressurize the system, but you wont see anything weird with the oil. It usually forces coolant out the overflow bottle before popping off a hose, which is why I'm suspecting the rad cap first. If it's not opening up under pressure and allowing the pressure to go to the overflow then it's defective, and will allow cooling system pressure to go up enough to pop a hose.
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^^ x2 the cap. Had a hose keep bursting once upon a time. New cap, and no more bursting hoses.
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Pretty much got flamed for driving like a jackass and was told to slow down. And I'll be damned, slowing down fixed it.

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Re: Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

I just bought a new cap ($8) and we'll see if that wasn't the problem.

I also got another gallon of coolant ($16) and since I was at the parts store, I got a new thermostat ($8). The last thermostat I got was about 8 years ago, so may as well do a little extra work to see if it doesn't pop off and drain anymore.

Now if it was only Sat and not Thurs.... I'd have it done today but gotta go to work real soon.

Thanks for input guys and will let ya know how it goes
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Re: Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

Never a bad idea to change an 8 year old thermostat.
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Re: Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

Just for the hell of it, Remove the cap and start the engine cold. Then stick your nose in the radiator and take a sniff. That's another quick way to figure out if you're getting combustion fumes or pressure in your cooling system.Hopefully it's just your cap.
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Re: Ever have you radiator hose pop off when driving?

Large radiator hose, do you mean the upper radiator hose?
Do you mean the hose just popped out from the radiator neck?
That is weird. Have you ever do coolant flush on your car? Not drain and fill.
If not, after you put on your thermostat, bring it to autoshop and ask for coolant flush.
It will flush the entire old coolant out and put new coolant into your engine block.
Oh yeah, if your radiator is an old one, I will recommend to put a new one on.

The reason is because the coolant in an engine is circulate with such cycle:
engine block -> upper radiator hose -> radiator -> lower radiator hose -> engine block.

Of course, the thermostat will be open when the coolant is hot enough and let the cooler coolant from the radiator goes to the engine block.

And back to your problem with upper radiator hose popped out. I suspect the problem will be the radiator is clogged, causing the coolant isn't circulate fast enough and creating pressure on the thermostat to upper hose to radiator.

Im just guessing.
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