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Old January 26th, 2008, 08:39
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Hose clamp

I need the lower radiator hose clamp on the engine side.
I tried to get it from the dealer but he wanted to sell me a worm screw type.
I want the original, the type that you squeeze the the two ends to install it.
Any help locating it will be appreciated.
I don't want to go to the junk yard if I can help it.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 08:44
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Re: Hose clamp

Advance auto has them so does NAPA
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:04
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Re: Hose clamp

What's wrong with just using a stainless steel hose clamp that is large enough? I like the ones that can be tightened using a socket myself.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:15
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Re: Hose clamp

I prefer the screw down hose clamp myself. Easier to work with and seals better.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:43
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Re: Hose clamp

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What's wrong with just using a stainless steel hose clamp that is large enough? I like the ones that can be tightened using a socket myself.
I like the spring type, besides, it keeps the Jeep original.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:47
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Re: Hose clamp

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Advance auto has them so does NAPA
Just called both of them, they don't have the spring clamp, just the worm screw type.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 10:51
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Re: Hose clamp

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What's wrong with just using a stainless steel hose clamp that is large enough? I like the ones that can be tightened using a socket myself.
I like them better. They constantly apply tension and never leak.
Worm screw type have failed me. After the rubber compressed a year or two after installation, they leaked.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 12:00
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Re: Hose clamp

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Just called both of them, they don't have the spring clamp, just the worm screw type.
That's probably because no one uses them any more (even if anyone still makes them) because they are a pain in the... well...you get the idea.

The stainless worm gear type are more reliable (a wider band instead of a sigle piece of spring steel), they don't corrode and I can't imagine that anyone's ride is that "original". The factory put them in because they were cheap, fast and easy to put ON (not to take off). They make the little ones for non-pressure tiny hoses but I think you'll be hard pressed to find them for a radiator hose.

To each his own though, keep searching.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 13:41
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That's probably because no one uses them any more (even if anyone still makes them) because they are a pain in the... well...you get the idea.

The stainless worm gear type are more reliable (a wider band instead of a sigle piece of spring steel), they don't corrode and I can't imagine that anyone's ride is that "original". The factory put them in because they were cheap, fast and easy to put ON (not to take off). They make the little ones for non-pressure tiny hoses but I think you'll be hard pressed to find them for a radiator hose.

To each his own though, keep searching.
I have the locking pliers for these clamps and they work well for me.
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