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Lower radiator hose feels full of rocks???

cedarsales

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I have a very small antifreeze leak that leaves a very small spot of fluid on the garage floor and I can't locate the leak. My big ???? is I squeezed the lower radiator hose and it feels like it has rocks in it or is full of something hard inside the hose. Any ideas.. This can't be normal????

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Ornery

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If this were my truck, I'd be shopping for a radiator, and planning on replacing it in the next week or so. At that time you can flush it, replace the thermostat, and peak at that hose when it's disconnected. You're probably just feeling a reinforcement coil inside it. I wouldn't crush it anymore, for fear of loosening debris that could get circulated through the block.
 






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