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Old 08-16-2014, 11:43 AM
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Default 1988 Ford Ranger - By-pass Hose

Hello!! I am in the process of changing Betty's radiator hoses. Previous mechanic installed the upper hose to close to the alternator fan melting a hole in the hose. So with that being said it's best just to do the work myself. However, I need some guidance.

Betty Ford is a 1988 Ranger XLT with 2.9L engine. Picked up the hoses and belts yesterday. O'Reilly's said there is a small by-pass coolant hose along with the upper and lower hoses.

We cannot find the location of this hose. Would anyone out there know where and if this hose even exists on a 2.9L?

Thank you!!
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