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Old 10-01-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default '96 lower radiator hose

I want to replace the lower radiator hose on my '96 truck with KA24E engine. The hose is two piece joined with a metal pipe. The thermostat housing and a portion of the short hose are hid behind the power steering pump. What is the significance of the two pieces and can I replace the two piece set-up with a one piece hose. Goodyear seems to make a hose long enough to make the connection. What is the reasoning with the two piece hose.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:32 AM   #2
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I just replaced mine on my 97. The hose is made to be cut into two pieces and use the metal pipe. The hose doesn't fit correctly without being cut and using the metal pipe.
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Do I understand correctly that you cut the replacement hose and splice it back together with the original pipe?
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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In doing more research on the web this morning, it looks like Nissan used the same lower hose for trucks with PS and trucks without; those with PS had a short piece of straight hose added to clear the PS pump. Listings show radiator to pipe and pipe to engine hoses.
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I bought a gates one. It fits perfectly. Longer and has the proper angle to go on tstat housing. When I bought my hoses from nissan I didn't realize it was two piece. You don't trim it. It is two pieces. So I bought the gates. I got the new oem nissan one for sale for 12.00 shipped if you want it. You would still have to get the short piece. I returned mine to nissan.
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I bought a gates one. It fits perfectly. Longer and has the proper angle to go on tstat housing. When I bought my hoses from nissan I didn't realize it was two piece. You don't trim it. It is two pieces. So I bought the gates. I got the new oem nissan one for sale for 12.00 shipped if you want it. You would still have to get the short piece. I returned mine to nissan.

Do you have a number for the Gates hose? I ordered one that didn't work.
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I'll check my receipts. Not a 100% sure if I got it. And of course I peeled the tag off the hose. ( I usually leave them on)
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