- Apr 3, 2003
- Chicagoland NW Suburbs
I read about this in the Terminator FAQ and decided to check it out for myself. Sure as s**t, the radiator hose was swinging free and had sustained a deep groove in the outer jacket from coming in to contact with one of the lower pulleys. Run your hand down the back and feel for damage. the main hose should be held to the upright support post thingamabob with a black clip thingamajig, mine wasn't so either the clip was never put on or it fell off. I secured the hose to the post with a cable-lok cord and drove it to Ford and guess what? The hose is on a national backorder! They showed me the clip that is supposed to be on there. They wanted me to leave the car with them (NOT) until the hose arrived- that was last Thursday. By the way, my car was built in May of '02 and was an early production run so maybe this was a quality control issue, who knows? LMK if any of you find or have already found this problem.