Hey all. I've read up a bit on this site on how to replace the Heater control/bypass valve (on a 1998 ford explorer sport 4WD 6cyl), but still have some unanswered(and unasked) questions. I went to CAP and grabbed one, was $21 bucks. Now i'd like to replace it, but if i cut the hoses that are connected to the stock one(which is faulty), it seems like there will not be enough length left in the hoses to reach, is this true(buy new hoses) or should I be okay(cut and go)? Also, before i start cutting, what preperation should I do so that not much coolant leaks out? is it going to spit out everwhere when I make a cut? Thanks guys!