radiator hose leak
so yesterday I noticed a nice puddle of green liquid on my driveway as i left for class. once I got done with classes for the day, I checked around for leaks at the radiator and the upper hose was dry, but then upon checking the lower hose, i saw it was wet with coolant. It doesn't seem to be coming through the hose through burst/split/crack etc., but through the top where it connects to the water pump(?) I tightened the clamp down some more (which the screw barely turned at all) and it's still leaking. It's really a pain in the butt to even see much down there, it was hard to even get at the screw to tighten the clamp much less examine connections and such.
Should I just go ahead and replace the hose? The radiator was just replaced in the summer...the truck has 145k on it and i keep up with everything maintenance wise on it.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT
Cardinal Red paint job
2.3L 4 Cylinder Engine
K&N Performance Air Filter
AMSOil Synthetic Oil
Last edited by dmety87; 01-17-2009 at 08:18 AM.