Dodge Challenger Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
91 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just noticed something this evening. Friend of mine was looking in the engine bay as I revved the engine. He noticed that my radiator hose would collapse each time I gunned the engine a bit. Cause for alarm?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,352 Posts
Isn't there a spring inside the hose? I thought there was. I will have to check mine and see if the hose is rigid. If yours isn't perhaps they forgot the spring. And if so, I'd say yes it needs to be fixed.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
386 Posts
The top hose has no spring the spring is always in the bottom hose as it returns the coolant back to the engine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
399 Posts
If the hose is collapsing when you rev the engine take it to the dealership and get it changed. I had an old charger wi this problem, and it can cause the car to overheat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
My r/t has a sp[ring in upper hose.could be rad cap is not venting.remove cap & inspect vent valve on bottom of cap.should move freely.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
368 Posts
Second the cap suggestion.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top